Saturday, May 19, 2012

I'm Retiring!



Well...
someday...
but not today

Today
May 19, 2012
marks my 'early retirement' date
28 years in one field
(6 different organizations -  same system)

clearly I started when I was 12...
(give or take a few years)

I know I'm not ready to retire yet
firstly - my pension amount is laughable with the interest rates as they are
secondly - I like shopping too much to give up a paycheque
thirdly - I enjoy what I do... most days... :)
fourthly - I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up

But it's still kind of nice knowing
way back in my mind that technically
I could pack it all up and walk out of my office...

Hmmm......

31 comments:

Sandra said...

that is a lot of years in one field, congratulations. i took early retirement at 62 and so did my husband. we both were unhappy with our jobs and chose to cut back living styles and we have been so happy. you are not nearly that age, but at least you know you can. that is a big plus. Bob has been retired 13 years and me 6 years. we do so love it. lots.

S. Etole said...

Your Saturday morning musings are full of possibility. It's always good to know the options!

Brian said...

I sure is fun thinking about it I'm sure!

BeadedTail said...

That's a long time in one organization! Congrats on making it to the early retirement date although you are much too young to retire!

Christine said...

I know what you mean about the fourth reason, but you sure had me going with your title, I was jealous when I saw that on my blog list. :)

Hope your long weekend is nicer than ours, rain rain rain.

TexWisGirl said...

that temptation's gonna stick with you now! :)

Lin said...

It's the "choice" that helps make it bearable. Even the worst days can be made better by just knowing that you don't HAVE to be doing this. It's like working after you win the lottery. :)

rainfield61 said...

Retirement...

Hmmmmm, it sounds a lot of possibility.

SweetMarie said...

28 years! that's fantastic! I'm still trying to find myself! lol! have a great weekend!

SD ~ Dawning Inspiration said...

oooooh the possibilities!

It's me said...

Hmmmmmmmmmmm...enjoy a happy weekend darling...love Ria....xxx..

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

We must have both started work at the same age!! :-) I wish I could retire too, but I work to be able to buy new purses and dog food! :-)

I do hope you're enjoying your weekend--I'm pretending that I'm retired and not doing anything, and I'm okay with that!

The Cat Guy said...

Might be helpful to have your resignation letter ready to go, so all you have to do is put the right date on it and then you're ready to hop in the RV and tour the countryside.

sharon said...

I dream of retirement! that's a ways off though. Keep dreaming maybe one of us will hit it soon!

Tamago said...

I am ready to retire in my mind but not in reality...haha. But it felt sooooo good when I quit my old job and walked out of the office. I enjoy my current job. But still, I am ready to retire :-)

Laurie said...

Now you have the option Catherine, but I know how you feel about a pay check. Been without a job for some time, and miss having my own money! (Though I do raid the account often.;) )

Susan said...

I'm retiring too, in 6 more years. I can't wait!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Catherine,
Well, with your dose of humor you will make it a couple of more years till you grow up like Banjo.
Enjoy your Sunday and hope with some sunshine too.
Love,
Mariette

Ann said...

I think that just knowing you could retire would make it that much easier to get up every morning and keep on keeping on.
Some days I wonder if I'll ever be able to

Eileen said...

I was green with envy when I read your title...then I chilled with the rest of the post.

Wow - 28 years, these days that's pretty amazing. I haven't stayed long enough in one place to ever reach that number, unless I retire at the age of 66! And I'm not putting it off that long!!!

I'm still envious though, that you could retire, if you chose (or won the lottery, lol)

Chatty Crone said...

Congrats and I do think there is a psychological piece to knowing you could! Love, sandie

Barbara said...

I'm very impressed - and also jealous that you found a job you enjoy and find rewarding enough to stick with that long! Love that photo, by the way!

Lúcia said...

Congratulations Catherine!
If you change your mind, you have an option: photography can be more than a hobby, and I'm sure you would do well. :)

Madge Bloom said...

I'm with you, Catherine. I just turned 62 and could retire, but won't for several more years. But knowing that possibility exists is sweet to ponder...

Katy Noelle said...

Oh, myyyy..... temptation can be a terrible thing. er, should we say 'congratulations' or something like that? =]

xo

Ingrid said...

enjoy a happy sunday Catherine,tomorrow is an other day.....hugs...

Linens and Royals said...

Just knowing you can walk away will be enough to keep you at work a bit longer. I'm sure you are too young to retire. XO

Linda R said...

I habe to admit I am loving my retired life. But I do miss working every now and then.

troutbirder said...

At least you'll have some options. That's good. I retired still loving my work but wanted to travel etc. Some people stay on too long and end up hating it.

The Purr Diaries said...

Oooh how exciting the thought must be! Your possibilities are endless...

Tracy said...

ahhhh, for all of those reasons, I still work! especially number 1 :)

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