I retire in 222 days. It’s strange to think of it… I guess it feels a little like getting close to graduation from high school or college, and counting down the days. It’s still a big number, so it doesn’t feel real quite yet. But in a couple of months, as the numbers wind down, I wonder what it will feel like. For so many years, I’ve poured so much time and energy into a job that I truly love. Yet all that time I’ve had this feeling in the back of my mind that I wanted to do something new and different. I still don’t know what that will be, but having the option to go in an entirely different direction will be a strange mix of liberating and frightening.
And so, the countdown continues.