I had a conversation with my manager to inform her I was retiring at the end of the year. She said “Dee, you know they say your stress level goes up when you retire.” I quickly thought of all the people I had seen after they had retired. They looked like the most relaxed and fit people I had ever seen. I said, “Oh yeah? I’ll call you from the beach come January and let you know.” We laughed.
This will be the most ambitious year of my life. I am retiring after 30yrs at the same job, I will have an empty nest for the first time in 26 years, and I will be living in a new home after almost 10 years. However, I am most excited about my book.
Yes, that’s right! I will be adding the title of “author” to my name. My friends from MySpace will remember me going on and on about writing a book about my Mom. You were all very supportive. Well, it’s almost done! Thanks to Denise Michaels, my mentor, coach, sometimes counselor and psychiatrist. LOL! It has been a very hard but therapeutic journey. I’m hoping to have it available on Amazon and Kindle by June.