Monday, August 13, 2012

I'm Retired

I'm Retired, so Where Am I Going?

 As of August 1, I am officially retired. During my first week, I felt as if I just had time off, but this second week is slightly different. I woke up this morning realizing I didn’t have to hurry, dress and get to work on time. I can tell you right now, I’m going to love not working at my day job, although it was a wonderful job and I loved the people I worked with, I am so really to be at home and do what I never had time to do. My list is growing and that’s not even a bucket list!
My daughter and son-in-law had a retirement party for me and it was a blast. The entire family was there including friends. I even received presents, which I had not expected. The most surprised gift came from my daughter and her family. They gave me a trip to Disneyland. They’ve paid for the entire trip, including airfare for Brett and me. They will be going with us, along with another couple. Brett and I love Disney World and I’m sure we will have loads of fun at Disneyland.  We’re going in November, which should be perfect since the Halloween decorations will still be on display.
In September, I’m flying out to see my sisters in NC. We have our YaYa Sisters Trip every year to get together since we’re so spread out (2 in NC, 1 in KS, 1 in UT). We take turns cooking a meal so that each of us can bring our special recipes to share. I haven’t decides yet, but I’ll let you know what recipe I’ll be using.  
Even though I’m officially retired now, I finally can have office hours for writing, etc. I have completed an historical western, a women’s fiction and looking forward to finding a home for it. I’m a month behind on my second Yellow Creek novel, so I’m loving my office hours to do all the writing that I’ve never had time before.
This is a new journey that I’m taking and it’s exciting. I pray with each door I step through during my lifetime, it proves to be adventurous and productive, so far, it has. 
A friend had a wonderful video that she directed everyone to her blog:
Worth the watching a scene from Wings of Life…
All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
We are not human beings on a spiritual journey. We are spiritual beings on a human journey. Stephen Covey
I would love to hear from you.  Judy


  1. I've been retired since November of last year.Yes, it was strange at first not going to work but then I realized as an author that had and would continue to be my job.
    Enjoy retirement.

    1. Thanks Lindsay, so far I'm enjoying every minute of retirement. Brett tells people that I don't stop smiling.

  2. Congratulations! You're going to find yourself busier than when you worked! I've been retired for 4 years and each year brings surprises and opportunities I never dreamed possible!

    Keep cranking out those books!

    1. Thanks Shelia, I agree, I've been so busy and I'm loving it. Hope all is going well with you, especially your health. Love Judy


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