Tuesday, October 22, 2013
What's not to like about retirement?
I was just contemplating today about retirement. What do I like about it? Retirement how do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
A) I can work at my own pace, I write now and I write and write. I love it. Nothing about my writing is 'time sensitive' so no real deadlines, no boss chomping at the bit for paperwork for the state and federal government. Yeah!
B) I can pee whenever I want to. Now this may not sound like such a big deal for some, but when you've got clients in your office and you have to pee oh so badly, believe me, it is a big deal.
C) I can sleep in the morning as long as I please. Need I say more? Seriously, this needs no explanation.
D) I can get up at three in the morning, write when it's quiet and go back to bed and sleep in. See above.
E) I can get a haircut and shop whenever I feel like it. Really, I never knew that Mondays in the grocery store could be so quiet, unlike weekends when it's packed and people pushing and shoving. OK I apologized for pushing and shoving. Now, Mondays, I don't have to.
F) I can visit the parks and lakes near me whenever I want. Beats the hell out of a bitchy boss and a slacker assistant any day.
G) I can text and talk on the phone whenever and as long as I like. This one needs little explanation either.
When some people say they miss working, well try gardening, painting furniture, writing, reading or sewing or something as a hobby you've never had time to do before. Try it, you'll like it.