Friday, July 14, 2017

How about that, retirement is not what you think....

I missed the Monday deadline to write and use some creativity that does not involve my kitchen. Granted it is a goal that I had set for myself, but Monday is still gone, much like the Super Moon. The next few months will be a transition, going from full time work to retirement. And I can already see that I am having some challenges.

Being off the clock can lead to nothingness, if one is not careful. Which means, I must be careful. There is much to get done  enjoy, in this life of mine. So many things I have not done, because I had to go to work the next day. So many things I put off, until I did not have to go to work the next day.

I will tell you right now, it is a difficult task transitioning from job ready to self ready.

Job ready was easy, you were expected to arrive at a specific time, work hard to accomplish a specific standard or production quotient, then go home. The details of your fatigue and what might be possible for self later that day was not the concern of any supervisor or manager. They were not part of the program...

Where as, self ready means you are not only the supervisor, but also the employee. You must organize what needs to be done, along with all the things that you want to get done. Plus you must manage your self, you know that same self that has started on the path to nothingness. To self manage is to have a clear understanding of the important things in one's own life, and get them done.

I just now realized that essentially retirement is a full time upper management I get a pay raise?

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  1. How exciting (and somewhat daunting) to go from working full-time to retirement. I hope that you will give yourself permission to take your time in the transition. You've earned your "me" time!

    1. The transition has been more difficult than I had thought it would be, but I am learning. Thanks for your kind words, I appreciate it.


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