The Ides of March


Effective March 15th, I become a Free Woman. I am retiring!! More time to pursue photography, crochet, Adventures in Cooking, Adventures in Baking, hiking, biking, writing and blogging. No pesky office job to interfere with beautiful days perfect for driving along back roads to snap photos such as this or to explore the latest art exhibits or to cultivate container herbs and spices out on the deck. Early morning walks, reading in a comfy chair sitting in the sun with a hot chai or cup of tea, lazy afternoons relaxing with a few gel pens and a coloring book, getting up close and personal with bike trails, state parks, museums and music events, plays, wineries, binging on Netflix — the opportunities are countless and oh, so far-ranging!

A friend who retired a few years ago told me the first thing she did was to catch up on her sleep. So that might just be an option as well. It’s an overused phrase but, truly, this will be a whole new chapter. I began working in my early 20’s and aside from semester breaks as a non-traditional student, the last time I truly had time just for me was, well, probably never!

The countdown in days (not months!) starts NOW….


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  1. Enjoy as much as possible your free time!
    As time goes by you will find out which activities make you the happiest ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • I know a (very!)few people who don’t want to retire, thinking they will be bored. Are you kidding me?!? I have so many things I love to do but it’s hard to find the time when you’re working.

      Yes, I plan to enjoy my free time as much s possible. Thank you for your comment. Appreciated!

  2. Congratulations on your retirement! You have so much going for you that retiring just may be the best thing ever. I still miss work, but now that I’ve filled my days with blogging, sewing, volunteering, I’m not sure how I found time to work!!! Enjoy!

    • Glad to hear that! Time to do whatever I wish, to pursue activities that I enjoy – to keep busy and to also veg out if that’s what I feel like doing that day. Perfect

  3. Congratulations, Julie. Be sure to take the time to explore the concept of “the nap”, now and then. They are wonderful.

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