Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Raindrops and daydreams

As I came in the building this morning dodging raindrops and hoping lightening didn't cause me to start my retirement earlier than planned, I was daydreaming about retirement.  I was thinking how wonderful it will be to be able to choose to sleep in during a thunderstorm.  What a luxury that will be!  Our dog Bella had no desire to get up this morning and I thought to myself, she has the right idea. 

Unfortunately I feel like Ron and I are wishing our lives away or at least the next 3 months of it because we are so anxious for retirement.  I am excited but also a little sad to think about not being around people who are like family to me.  I spend 8-10 hours a day with my co-workers and have formed deep friendships with a few of them.  It is hard to imagine not seeing them every day.

I am however excited to start new relationships through volunteer work and other involvements.  I horrified my husband when I told him the first thing I'm going to do is volunteer at the local Democratic Headquarters.  That's the first thing on my list.  Then I plan to volunteer at my daughters school 2 days a week.  I would love to serve on the school board but that may be a conflict of interest since both my daughters are teachers.  Something I plan to check out.  And I would like to become a hospice volunteer.  So I do not plan to be bored.  There are so many things that interest me and I want to do but I have to be careful not to wish even one day away. It all goes too fast as it is.

1 comment:

Olga Hebert said...

Take some time to stop and smell the roses before you fill up all your time, But I do support being a volunteer in retirement. It is very satisfying, you meet new people, and it is somehow not like work.