It is a sunny Wednesday about 1 pm and I am sitting down to share my feelings for myself as well as...whomever might care. I am at peace right now with my decision to retire from full time work. I am thankful for the health that I have to enjoy this time.
Today I got up and exercised with a friend at 7:30 (couldn't have done that if I was working) and then went out to breakfast with my hubby before he headed out for his 10-11 hour day. (Nope couldn't have done that either). Home and sitting on the porch soaking up sun doing devotions and reading Facebook...2 loads of wash done and the kitchen cleaned, even cleaned out a box of photos stored for 6 years with picture from my past saved by my mom....nostolgic whoa! Box just sitting and waiting for me to have time.
Yesterday I was had the honor and joy of being Nana to my 3 granddaughters. One I took to a doctor's appointment and had lunch with before returning her to school and the other 2 had dinner with me and recently, I got to go to a grandparent's day happening during the school day. Oh, the feeling of playing hooky.
I even had chance to get a hair cut yesterday during the day .....and signed up for a class on Swedish Weaving or Huck embroidery....so much fun at my first class. And it is not hard on stiffing fingers.
Tomorrow I will be able to go help out my "old" speech pathologists with the annual hearing screenings of all 7th and 10th graders in Middlebury. Will be good to see these gals whom I do miss. A few hugs will have to hold for a while. After that I may stop and see a friend who is home from the hospital. Time will allow that.
Maybe I will go out now and weed and pick some of the summer's last flowers or clean the garage or.....take a nap. Don't think I will do that right now because I am so full of joy and movement.. I
Yup, it was a good decisions to stop full time work (for pay). I work at my own pace now and am enjoying it .......alot. Took a little time to get adjusted with not feeling obligated to DO and BE everything to everybody.
45 years teaching........ now on to other things........peace to all of you as you labor in jobs and in life. May you find some peace and good in each day.