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I've Decided

November 19th, 2014 at 02:43 pm

I'm going to retire at the end of 2015. I will started drawing Social Security in August, when I reach full retirement age. But working those few extra months will give me a nice boost. Plus, I will get the full benefit of my employer's medical coverage and will be able to finish my board term (it is a professional association and board members are supposed to be fully employed in the field).

So, a little more than one year to go. The countdown is on!

I do not think the museum job will materialize. I've had a misunderstanding with the former boss who is at the museum. It is not really my fault or hers, but an awkward situation I won't go into. Anyway, I think that will be enough to count that opportunity out -- and I never thought it was a strong possibility anyway.

Nope, I'm just going to get ready for retirement. That said, I do hope to find some freelance work in my field after I retire. It is a good field for that.

Last night I mailed my sister's package ($14), bought gas (forgot to grab receipt, probably about $25 -- it will post on Discover later), and bought dinner ($6).

10 Responses to “I've Decided”

  1. Wife of the Deacon Says:

    Congratulations on your decision to retire! Sounds like a grand plan! Smile

  2. MonkeyMama Says:


  3. starfishy Says:

    that's great news and something to look forward to - congratulations! Smile

  4. snafu Says:

    That's a huge decision and something to look forward to. Your son and grandchildren will be thrilled that you will have more time to spend with them and participate in their activities. I'm glad you'v left the door open for some freelance work as days can be long without satisfying activities. Do you have any interests that lend themselves to volunteer work?

  5. creditcardfree Says:

    That wonderful! I bet it feels good to know what your plan is.

  6. Petunia 100 Says:

    That's wonderful! How exciting for you. Smile

    I am pea green with envy!

  7. Househopeful Says:

    Congrats! I am already working hard to plan for retirement for my husband & myself. Please keep us updated on the transition and the changes in your day to day.

  8. patientsaver Says:

    In 5 more years I'll be joining you in la la retirement land. Let's plan big celebration!!!

  9. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I know how much my aunt was looking forward to retiring - she did it in August. Congrats on your decision!

  10. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    Congrats! Good luck.

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