At the end of July, 2020, I intend to retire. I cannot hear that sentence often enough.
Retirement doesn’t mean I will stop working and sit on my butt. No, I have work to do on my house, I have family to spend more time with – my parents and children. I plan to continue auditing classes at the Univ. of Akron, spend a ridiculous amount of time at the local library, and I expect to work somewhere 10-12 hours a month, just to keep my budget in good working order.
There are other things I want to do – such as occasionally sleep in. Right now, sleeping in means 6:30am. I want to sleep until 9:00 – I’m a wild woman, right? And I want to linger over my second, or third, cup of coffee and read the paper in the morning, instead of after work in the evening.
Thinking that I will be the master of my own time is not realistic, I know. Life happens. Appointments need to be kept. But right now, that is the plan….to spend much of my time as I please, without wasting it.
Just fourteen months – retirement is coming up fast.