It's time. In one month more or less I'm retiring. Sort of. I'll still work 'on call' about 1 day a week or slightly more. I'm ready. After 30 years as a physical therapist. 20 years working for my current employer, and 16 of those in home health I am definitely ready.
Two years ago I stepped down from my job as a Preceptor training new employees, and just went back to a clinician caring for patients. I cut hours back a bit as my dad's health worsened to help care for him.
And now I'm ready for work not to be the main focus of my time, my life, my energy. Not ready to give it up completely for several reasons, not the least of which is I still enjoy what I do. But not willing to spend most of my waking hours working anymore. Life is short, we know that now even more than before.
What will I do? Some travelling and camping. Some volunteer work. More time meditating. More time learning. Maybe more blogging? Who knows? I'll certainly walk more regularly at White Oak Lake!