As it turns out, retirement is not what you think....

Welcome to Our Sunday Café, we are pleased you stopped by for a visit. Today we are offering another delicious recipe from our kitchen a few paragraphs of written words that I am referring to as creative writing. Thank you for indulging me! We hope you enjoy it as much as we I did…

Note:  This is shared from another day, on another blog that I will no longer have the time to keep up once we are settled into our small RV home. I did not want to delete that blog without keeping a few of the better pieces of creative writing. Yes, I do realize that better is also subject to having a skill! With all that, creative writing is something I enjoy and hope to do more of while building additional skills. Thank you for indulging me... 

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 yet 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. Which brings us to today...

I will tell you right now, it can be 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 your own self later that day were not the concern of any supervisor or manager. They were not responsible for that part of the program...

Whereas, self-ready means you are not only the supervisor but also the employee. With that responsibility, you must organize what needs to be done, along with all the things that you want to get done. Plus you must manage your own self, you know that same self that might have already started down the path to nothingness. The truth is, to self-manage is to have a clear understanding of the important things in one's own life, and get them done.

When you think about all of that, and understand the job description now before you, you begin to realize that essentially retirement is a full-time upper management job.....Wait, did I see a pay increase as part of the deal?


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  1. You are so right about this...when I stopped teaching I had to totally rethink my the beginnning it was almost way too much freedom for me..

    1. Thanks, I think we all struggle with open time, because when we are working outside of the home, all we think about is free time from the job. Once free of that responsibility, we don't see the connection with open time being the free time we always looked forward too. I appreciate your visit!


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