Friday, February 7, 2014

Retirement Rocks!!

Questions I am asked about retirement: (1)Are you enjoying your retirement? (2)Are you staying busy? (3)Are you ready to go back to work?  Answers to previous questions:  (1)YES!!  (2)YES!!!!  (3)NO!!!!!

It's now been about 1-1/2 years since my retirement, and everywhere I go, it seems that I get asked these questions: 

Are you enjoying your retirement? I'm feeling great about retirement at this time.  I am truly enjoying all the benefits of being retired. My health has greatly improved, and I feel less stressed than I have for a very long time.  

Are you staying busy??  Me? Busy? Of course, I'm busy!! I am so busy that I now wonder how did I ever have time to work?

Are you ready to go back to work?  Definitely not!

I wrote the following list to celebrate the good feelings!  Live is very good!

Retirement Positives:
  • I can go on “Business Trips” with my husband.
  • I can travel more and visit with my family and friends.
  • I don’t have to grade papers and do lesson plans on trips - or anytime!
  • I don't have to stress about sending "Signed Papers" home on Tuesday!
  • I can go to Pilates at 9:00 a.m. instead of rushing at 4:00 p.m.
  • There's no sub or sub-plans needed for Dr. appointments.
  • I can go shopping after Dr. appointments instead of rushing back to school.
  • I can wear jeans anytime (without paying $2.00).
  • I am getting more sleep and have time to actually “rest”.
  • I have better dreams and fewer nightmares.
  • I can read for pleasure
  • I don't have the worry of, "Will all of my class pass the LEAP?"
  • Reduced stress has resulted in greatly improved health.
  • There's more time to pursue hobbies and interests.
  • I feel creative again!
  • I have taught a "free" Art Class to kids!
  • There's much more time to spend with my grandchildren.
  • There's more time for making things for my grandchildren!
  • I still receive checks!
  • I don't have to clean my house on Saturday (I now clean during the week!).
  • People say I smile more!
  • I rarely have a headache!
  • I have greatly improved my computer skills!
  • And, it's difficult for even me to believe, I have started a blog!! 
  • Etc.
  • Etc.
  • To be continued.....

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