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 say thank you for their encouragement and suggestions.
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