I am just a couple days away from my retirement.
I thought I would be bursting with excitement, and oddly, I'm not. What I feel like is different. It is like I am on a big roller coaster--going up the first hill. I am nearing the very top. I know that I am going to enjoy the trip on the other side--that's why I am doing it--but when you are at the top of the hill, and you don't know exactly what it is going to be like on the other side--it feels a bit odd. Am I really doing a smart thing? It's too late to turn back--there is only one way--forward. I am committed, but what if it's not like I imagine?
I do know everything will be wonderful, but that feeling is still there. I think it is just because it is such a big change in my life.
My first day of official retirement--I am sleeping in. Well, I don't know how late I will be able to sleep. I have been getting up at the same time everyday--whether to work or ride--for decades. At least I won't have to get up to an alarm clock.