I have lived in the Falls since 1968. My great-great grandfather was one of the village founders. I have served the community in multiple ways: Firefighter, various boards and commissions and for many years was president of the Falls Cable Access Corp. Currently I own, and am active in, a restaurant equipment manufacturing company.
At the end of this month I will have completed two full years of retirement from a job I loved for over 40 years. These past two have been filled with all kinds of new experiences. Good ones – and certainly not exactly as I expected.
This month my best friend at work for most of the time that I was there is retiring as well.
A few weeks ago I spoke with her and found that she was somewhat apprehensive about the whole thing. She wasn’t sure that there would be enough going on to keep her busy.
I advised her otherwise. Having so much time off leaves time for a myriad of other things to keep the mind and body busy and healthy.
The world of fictional books never entered into my life until retirement. Until then, most of my reading involved scientific journals, broadcasting magazines and newspapers. Now I’ve discovered Ayn Rand, and Michael Pollin. There are hundreds of free university courses on i-Tunes University. Those alone could keep one occupied every moment of every day.
So to my friend, Carol, and all others who are retiring soon there is no need to slow down for the new status. In fact, you will find yourself much busier – just without all the pressure. Enjoy!