Facing The End

Funny but I never thought I would be retired. Note the use of the word “be.” I am being retired from my current position effective 12/31/2009. It is a mutually agreed upon retirement but it is odd to be in this position.

I am currently presiding over my own professional death. And I have mixed feelings about it ranging from downright giddiness to stark terror. Writing has always helped me with uncomfortable situations before. I am hoping it will help me again.

Retiring will open up more time for writing. And I will actually be able to have a life instead of make a living….but will I be who I think I am when I am not driving into an office 54 miles away from my home? What will happen to all the skills I developed over all the years I worked? TBD, I guess.

Just 18 more working days.
More to come…


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5 responses to “Facing The End

  1. Pamela

    Let this quote speak to you:

    “There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. Yet that will be the beginning.”

    ~Louis LAmour

    • patsquared2

      What a lovely way to look at change. Thanks for sharing this with me. I was a little surprised by Louis L’Amour…expected Lao Tse or Buddha. But have printed and posted it so I can see it every day.

  2. It will be a big change, but I’m sure you will find things to fill your time. I know you love to write and that’s something I guess you don’t really ever have to retire from.

    • patsquared2

      Thanks Wade and Happy Thanksgiving.
      Hope all is well in Texas!

    • Hello Pat,

      Had many of the same thoughts and reservations in ’04 when I retired from the State of Vt. Since than I have bounced from one “supplemental job” to another. My pension is split with my Ex so I have to keep working (love it actually) and there is time now for special interests such as gardening blog (fledgling stages), writing a factual historical novel that I have reaerched on and off for 15 yrs. There are going to be an abundance of ways for you to stay “forever young”, as long as they provide stimulation to your mind and senses. Enjoy your new world.


      John Killary

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