I did it! I retired today. It was a great run with many opportunities and experiences and even more co-workers and friends. When I arrived at my office this morning there was food everywhere! A crock pot of BBQ wieners simmered on my desk. My fantastic co-workers/friends brought food, a present, a retirement sash to make sure you knew who the party was for, and a card signed by everyone. Even my son showed up unexpectedly after I texted that a surprise party was on. It was the beginning of a great day.
But you know how these things go. You end up eating all day long. I did my best to do some work. I accomplished a few things that were on the back burner and needed to be finalized and I cleaned out my office one last time. Then I went home and my wonderful husband took me to dinner and brought home champagne.
Tomorrow I may not get out of my PJs. But I can’t wait to work on those five unfinished manuscripts and do some gardening.
To quote Alicia Keys: “This Girl is on Fire!”