Saturday, September 8, 2012

“Celebrate the happiness that friends are always giving, make every day a holiday and celebrate just living!” ~ Amanda Bradley


A few days back marked the one year anniversary of My Retiring Life.  I know that it's cliche to say "Where did the time go?", but it is certainly true.  I have completed my first full year year as a retired teacher - and loved it.  People have asked me over the past 12 months:

  1. Do you miss teaching? 
  2. What do you do with all of your free time?
  3. Have you had a difficult time adjusting to retirement?
My answers:
  1. No - not for a moment. 30 years was long enough.
  2. What free time?
  3. Repeat answer number one.
I must say that this blog has been partly responsible for my answers.  Many of the retirees that I know have said that they readily lose track of what day of the week it is.  I won't say that this never happens to me, but rarely.  Because I have followed a Saturday/Wednesday posting for my blog, I feel as though I'm always checking my calender.  Also - it has become a sort of digital journal for me, tracking the days and weeks and events and circumstances of my life.  What started as a very nervous venture on my part is now part of my routine, and it has helped me navigate this first year of retirement with a rudder firmly in my hand.  Actually - I'd suggest it as a means of easing into retirement if someone is a bit uncertain of how to proceed!

Anyhow - here I am - a year later, older (wiser?), and ready to head into year #2!  Thank you for following along on my journey and may the upcoming year bring us all as many new and wondrous adventures, celebrations and recipes!!!!

10 comments:

  1. Congrats on your anniversary! I think my "best side" was in one of your first posts. Looking forward to the next year of your retiring life.

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    1. Why, I do believe I did get your "best side"! Thanks for your well wishes!

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  2. First of all: Happy Anniversary and all the very best for the upcoming year!!! Thank you for sharing and blogging!

    And what shall I say more than: You are great!

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    1. Thanks so much!!! it has been great getting to know and support each other in our blogging world!

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    2. Happy blogiversary!!!Isn't blogging a wonderful way to have a dairy of one's life. It also changes us to try new things. I look forward to your second year blogging!! Clarice

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    3. Thanks Clarice! I appreciate your kind thoughts!

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  3. Congrats on this special day! I don't miss teaching either after 25 years.
    I like my days and nights. I really have enjoyed meeting you.

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    1. Same here Dottie - and thanks for the words of congratulations!

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  4. CONGRATULATIONS TRACY!!! I adore every post and applaud your commitment to your refreshing, informative and entertaining blog. Thank you for sharing so much with us during your first year. Looking forward to this next year!

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