Tomorrow marks my last day of full time employment. It’s been an interesting learning experience; learning to juggle family, work, recreation and day-to-day life. Surprisingly, everyone handled it pretty well.
For the past few days, I’ve been thinking about what I’ll miss and what I won’t when I’m unemployed (or as I like to call it, semi-retired). Herewith, my list.
I will miss
- Daily, intelligent adult interaction. Not that my people aren’t intelligent, but a girl can only talk about Lego and Star Wars for so long.
- Thinking, problem solving, creating and doing. Learning some new tricks of the trade.
- My colleagues. They really are a fun and caring group. They love what they do, and it shows.
- Visiting with the boys at their camps, which was based just downstairs from my office. It’s a treat to spy on my kids.
- Daily lunch runs. Even though I can run at home, lunch runs always felt like they had a purpose. I hope I can carry that purpose forward into… retirement.
I won’t miss
- Being more tired on Mondays than I was on Fridays due to trying to cram 5 days of recreation and family time into 48 hours. Woe is me, I know.
- Sitting all day. If I were more industrious, I’d have devised something like this. But I’m not particularly handy, so that’ll have to wait till my next job. Or until I learn to be handy.
- Saying goodbye to my people every day and wondering what adventures they’ll get up to without me.
- The commute. Sure, it’s scenic and relatively short. Yes, I like to roll down the window and sing along poorly and loudly or be a good Canadian and listen to the CBC, but I’m kind of over spending $100 a week on gas.
- Fluorescent lights. Evil, evil invention, those.
I’m not too sure what the future holds, but I’m not prepared to worry about it just yet. The right situation will present itself.