A little nervy

So this morning, in about an hour, I have a meeting on Zoom with the State Teachers Retirement System.

We’re supposed to start mapping out the retirement plan in advance, so I decided that two years before go-time was a decent starting point.

Not sure how I feel about all this. I mean, I plan to retire from teaching, but not from working full time. Like I told my sis the other day: I make bad decisions when I have too much free time. Heh. I need a full-time project to keep me busy, focused, and, especially, disciplined.

I guess I’m really just ooked out by the whole prospect. I mean, for the last 29 years, I’ve done the same job, with 23 of those 29 at the same place. Sometimes I struggle envisioning myself doing anything else, because basically, it’s all I know. But…old dogs can learn and all that. When it comes time to hang up my pedagogue badge, I will look back with fondness, but forward with new resolve.

Hopefully. :-)

2 thoughts on “A little nervy

  1. Mary Sims

    I still am not used to the retirement thing but then this is not how I envisioned it. I am so glad I can go back and volunteer. It makes me feel useful, I get to keep in touch with people who have been my family gif many years. It’s the best of both worlds. You will be fine.

    1. Rat Fink Post author

      I wish I had the choice to volunteer. Financially, it’s not even remotely possible for me to not work full time. I’m glad you are making the best of your situation; it’s the best we can all do.


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