Let the record show that I’m officially and fully retired from paid work. My final night shift ended at 9 p.m., April 16, 2015.

I first retired in the fall of 2013, after the motel closed for the season. A year later, fall of 2014, I decided to take on a part-time job, four evenings a week. Six-months later, in the spring of 2015, I decided to give up the part-time gig and return to full retirement. I think this time, retirement from paid work will stick.

Retirement. What could possibly go wrong?

Friends and countrymen, retirement is like ice skating. It looks easy, but it is difficult. Like ice skating, retirement requires practice. Also like ice skating, retirement involves risk, even danger, especially if done recklessly.

I’ll have more to say about retirement, probably much more. But not tonight.

— John

7 thoughts on “Retired

  1. Congratulations on your well-deserved retirement. Your challenge is to put aside your perpetual to-do list, breathe, and find joy in every day
    Eventually, you will find challenging opportunities that work your mind and body and leave time for quiet peace.


  2. Congratulations!!!! I’m so jealous
    I used to think that I’ll just work forever
    But now I know that you can’t. The aches and pains outweigh the gains.
    Live long and happy my friend!!


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