Thursday, October 18, 2012

Someday I'm Going To Retire

Someday I am going to retire.

I'm going to quit leaving the house every morning and go sit in an office all day.  I'll spend time at my most favorite place in the world - home.

Oh, I'm not going to lay on the couch eating bon-bons and watch television all day. I'm not going to lay in bed until lunch time.

I'll never be that kind of person.

Instead, I will list goals of things I want to accomplish and plan very carefully how to put those dreams into action.

I"m going to use my creativity, whether it will be writing, crafting, cooking or organizing.

I'm going to learn new things and hone up skills that I've let lie dormant. (Maybe I'll take up the violin again!)

Perhaps I'll be a beachcomber!
There will also be lots of time for reflection, for listening for God's voice, praying, and enjoying nature.

I want to invest some of my time into people.  I want to finally have time to just go visit someone without having one eye on the clock and the feeling that I need to hurry the conversation up so that I can leave and go on to the next thing.

I'll also make time for reading.  I spent much of my early life engrossed in books - I want to finish up life with my nose in a book.

Sounds like it will be a challenge to fit all that in my schedule ... after all, there are only 24 hours in a day ... but I'm determined.  Someday, I am going to retire.  Just wait and see!

 This post was written in response to prompt  5.) Someday I am going to ______________. (Inspired by Marcy Writes) at Mama Kat's Writer's Workshop.  You can link up at her blog, Mama's Losin' It.


Michelle said...

That's a good Someday! I've got years to retire, but my husband and I have an idea to get a sidecar for the motorcycle so the dogs can go with us, and we'll take off on an adventure.

Raising Texas said...

This sounds lovely. What a beautiful plan to look forward to.

Carol said...

Good things to look forward to. I hope you get to retire soon!

I went to a local store the other day and purchased a couple of items. I got home and looked at the receipt a little closer. I listed the sale price and a senior discount. I'm like what in the world!! The next time I went to the store I asked them about it, and they said senior discounts start at age 55. I was a little humored by it, since I had just turned 55 a few days before and said I was was too young for that. The kind man who was about to help me out with a heavy purchase, said I was a "senorita"! I took that a little better.

mare ball said...

your retirement plans sound perfect. I want to do the same things. I'm not employed, but help my aging folks and my back at home daughter, and of course, take care of the hubs. But, someday, maybe my time will be my own. I'll write that book...