Re-retired, come mid-June and…

…looking forward to more work on this blog.

retirement road sign

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Just a few days ago, I was told that I no longer met the unlisted qualifications for the 32 hour-a-week job which was now being reduced to 20 hours a week. Let’s see…12 fewer hours…to somehow do the same work my colleagues and I needed 32 hours to complete…which would require additional unlisted skills.

I’ll probably need my first couple of months just to figure that one out.

But it means that I’ll soon return to full retirement…

Buddy on his back

rather than the ‘retirement weekends’ I was taking.

And so I plan to redouble my efforts to reach folks who are/will be retired and who want to explore their own inclinations to write, paint, build, photograph, sculpt, design, wander, and find novelty in their daily lives.

This will include repeated reminders to ‘try new’. It is so easy to fall into routines that rob us of seeing opportunities to shake things up. Let’s face it–we’re at the stage where we should take nothing for granted, so if you have a chance to even try a spicy ketchup, a new walking route, or a different entree at Applebee’s [I’m making our lives sound pretty darned exciting, aren’t I?], then you should.

Let’s close with a round of Jeopardy:

Answer: Ourselves

Question:

What are we waiting for

Author: TMH

Writer. Former teacher. Baker. Spoiler of dogs.

2 thoughts on “Re-retired, come mid-June and…”

  1. So sorry about your job, Tim – sounds bewildering & frustrating! Thank you for sharing your indomitable spirit with us today to take tough stuff in stride & stop waiting to launch out into the new (& hey, I like spicy ketchup!)πŸŽ‰πŸŒŸπŸ₯«πŸŒŸπŸŽ‰

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    1. You’re too nice, V. Thanks. And I’m thinking I’m waaay overdue for a pot of seafood etc gumbo. Feeling a bit Creole, I guess. πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ€“

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