I gave up my day job – I didn’t win the lottery

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Funny that since I retired people assume I have nothing to do.  I did give up timesheets, and measured coffeebreaks, office emails, and pressure of deadlines and so on.

I still have a day job in a sense. I still have my responsibilities at home and in fact now that I have no day job I am glad to say I have increased those to lessen my wife’s load. I am hoping she will benefit from my retirement and maybe have more time for herself to enjoy. As a supervisor my wife is pretty easy going, but I haven’t had my monthly performance review yet either!

The trouble with retirement is that you never get a day off.

I’m not complaining about no days off because unless you are retired you don’t get it; I didn’t until I was retired. 

I still procrastinate, and that’s funny because I thought before I was retired that retirement would mean I would finally be top notch efficient and organized.  Not yet!

I like it, retirement that is,  and it feels nice to not have to worry about vacation days, and your time is certainly more flexible.

I certainly did give up my day job, but life still feels full but now I can’t account for where the time goes. (head scratch)

Now something that would be nice,  I would like to win the lottery, I don’t know what that is like; that’s for sure.  But I say that half in jest,  it is easy to read in the papers and magazines about the people who have millions and be envious but in truth I have much to grateful for, wonderful friends, wonderful family and much, much more.

* thank you for reading, love all the encouragement and likes I received lately.  I’m grateful. 

About dfolstad58

I live in the South Okanagan. BC. I enjoy reading, exercise, toastmasters. spending time with my son, my daughter, & her husband , and my patient wife. I try to respond personally to every comment on my blog, and in this way I hope to get to know my readers a little bit and and am able to thank readers for their encouragement on what they liked and suggestions on what they would like to see me try in order to improve.
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