Friday, June 10, 2011

The Deed Is Done

Anyone who knows me or has read this blog, knows that I either think about a decision for a long time or I make one in the blink of an eye. In this case, I did both! I have been mulling it over for several years. Yesterday, I decided to move forward. This morning I checked to see if I had any personal days left. I had 8 hours of personal time left. At that point, the decision was complete. I took 4 hours of personal time and entered the world of a retiree at 12:01 P.M. I turned in my cell phone, my fob for the doors, left my keys behind and said my farewells to a few people. No potluck or plaque on a clock for me.

Had more than enough available in the Home Equity loan to pay off the car and have a very manageable payment. So now, my Soul is paid for! Will have to take a couple of months to see how I do - living on Social Security. I don't have expensive tastes, but I am used to getting something if I really want it. May need to think about a "stress-free" part-time job for the "I want, but don't need" things. That would be OK.

I have lots of projects to keep me busy and new things to learn! Excited to begin this next phase of this adventure called life. Yippee!


Katie said...

Congratulations, Willa! I'm excited for you!!

Chef Kevin said...

Congratulations, Willa! And what a great way to leave. HA!

If you don't need your alarm clock anymore, I have some high school students who work for me who could use it :)

Mahkno said...

Third District Council Person?

Anonymous said...

BOUT TIME!!! I'm with Mahkno. I got a big yard we can fill it with signs.

Eye in the Sky

Peoria Anti-Pundit said...

Excellent. Enjoy, you deserved it!