So 37 days into “retirement”, I decided not to call it retirement. I consider myself in between jobs at the moment without a clear idea what kind of work I want to pursue. As I ponder this next act, I am reading a lot of different things. Like this website Encore, Second acts for the greater good. And then this article in this mornings WA Post, How long do I have? and why one may not want to retire! I admit to being a bit bored which is probably normal as I went from a fast-paced, stressful environment to an extended vacation!
So to keep busy, I “interviewed” for a volunteer position at the hospital. And looks like I will start that in May, every Wed for 4 hours. Over the last few weeks, I have been to the beach, to visit my mom and then to visit son at school. I have my community garden spot tilled and early spring stuff in the ground. I have seedlings sprouted and getting ready to set out. On this rainy day I intend to start cleaning and organizing.
While visiting our son, we drove around Claytor Lake State Park. I think I would like to return this summer if for no other reason to swim out to this platform!