Checking my bank account statement today and realized...wow...this is first time in years and years (Fifteen years in this career although I've had careers and jobs and steady pay since I was 17 years old) I haven't received a check every two weeks from MCC for teaching. Now that comes as a little bit of a shock. I've expected it, planned for it, saved for it, but really not ready for it. I wonder if every retiree goes through this no payday shock.
And not only, no payday...but a certain loss of identity. As I sit here listening to my gkids who I love dearly, playing, I think, this is the great part about retirement. But do I really want this every day? Or even every week? No, I don't...I'm not that kind of gma, unfortunately, and I feel just a little guilty about that too.
So what's my plan as I move into this next phase of my life? Married now, with three dogs and a husband that's not retired yet, what's my next step? I've worked at stepping up my freelance business the last few months, have taken on a small social media management assignment, working on a couple of websites and working to broaden my own reach in social media.
Planning on a small trip to see my sister...planning stepping up my skills in watercolor and pastel...looking at grants for new businesses run by old people :) and taking a class or two in a new area I haven't attempted.
I'll keep you posted :) I will blog more frequently too!
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Friday, August 28, 2015
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