My countdown is exactly one year from today until retirement! I cannot explain the tremendous excitement I feel.
Not much will change. I will still work as a bookkeeper 10-12 hours a month.
I will spend my non-working days working….working around the house. I have a lot of projects laid out in my mind. I enjoy the project planning. And the demolition. The actual restoration/refinishing, well, I do it, but it isn’t the part of the project I enjoy…just like quilting: the fabric selection and planning is my favorite part, not the sewing.
My daughter will be moving back to the area, Lord willing, about the same time as retirement – I will be busy with her and with my parents, who have started driving themselves less often.
What I will not be doing is sitting in a rocker on the porch, wasting time. I plan to make the most of every retired day.