Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Can't say where I'm going, but I sure know where I've been...
Yesterday a dear coworker gave me a paper to fill out regarding my retirement. The first section, family... was a dear and easy section. Although my immediate family is very small in number, that section makes me smile. Then was the middle section, listing all the classes I have taught and the organizations I'd sponsored. I went a little nutty on that one. Too many to list (but I didn't realize that until I'd scribbled SOOO many things in that blank it looked ridiculous... 37 years is a lot of time to try almost anything once.
Then the last section blared at me: LIST YOUR PLANS FOR RETIREMENT. I sat and stared at that section. Uh. Nothing. It became painfully evident I have once again failed to plan (which they say is planning to fail). No plans. It felt kinda dumb to pen in, "Go home." That's really as far as I've thought. I would love a dear little business that is part local shop and part online emporium for gifts, candles, whimsy... I might love to travel with Mom or my son. I definitely need to clean two houses and a garage/barn.... and a porch filled with insulators.... Then there's that book I've always been thinking I'd write... But what does a person about to retire from 37 years in the classroom write in that blank really?
This morning I found the dear coworker and asked for a fresh sheet... a do-over! I'm still debating what to say I've done.... and that plans for the future section? I dunno...I guess I could write, "Do whatever I want!" in the blanks..."Whatever Mom wants?" haha... "Sparkle!" ..... ???????????