Monday, February 6, 2012
My BIG News
That shaking you feel is not the epicenter of a new Virginia earthquake. It’s me doing the Happy Dance. I have, as of last Monday, joined the ranks of the retired. (more shaking – still just the dance.) It may only be temporary – we are hoping that we can swing it financially. But even if it is, I am going to enjoy having a life while it lasts.
This is something that I’ve wanted to do for a long, long time. Honestly, I never really wanted to grow up to be anything but a housewife. I wanted to cook and keep a house and take care of my family. I was born in the wrong generation, I think. But then, I am such a flaming liberal (born that way, I think – I used to get all pissed at Darren when he tried to boss Samantha) that I would have been tarred and feathered in any other era.
So, I will not miss working. I will, however, miss some of the wonderful people that I worked with. Things had gotten really crappy there and the only thing that made going to work bearable was those folks. They know who they are and I am going to make a gargantuan effort not to lose touch in my tendency to cocoon.
Some folks asked if I wasn’t afraid of being bored. Hah! I’ve been off a week and feel like I haven’t taken a break yet. I’ve worked on some projects. I’ve caught up on blog reading. I’ve cooked meals. I’ve hosted a Super Bowl party (I’m hoping that Mr. Kim will do a blog post since he did most of the cooking – it was GOOOOD). And I keep finding myself smiling. I am just so freaking happy. I’ve had lots of jobs – some I even liked and almost always worked with some amazing people. But working was what bored me. I’ve never, ever found myself bored staying home.
I just haven’t ever been a terribly ambitious person. I know that’s not too cool to admit. And I know that that has puzzled the people in my life. I think that there may be some who are STILL waiting for me at age 52 to ‘find myself’. To find a fulfilling, career. Well, I did. I’m home. I’m happy and comfortable and at peace. Is there really anything more than that in this world?