I am currently reading my way through a long list of science fiction and fantasy titles. (http://www.npr.org/2011/08/07/138938145/science-fiction-and-fantasy-finalists if you are interested in the list).
Yes, after a lot of agonizing, I wrote my letter today to announce my retirement at the end of May, 2019.
I'm excited and scared. But it's the right thing to do.
What am I going to do, you ask?
Well, I've got a trip to France planned for the last couple of weeks of May.
Then I'll get on with organizing my home, purging junk and fixing things up. I'm also going to have more time to exercise and cook, both of which should contribute to better health.
I've got retired friends that I'm sure I can talk into going birding. I hope to get back to genealogical research and cross-stitch. I hope to edit one of my mother's novels with an eye to publishing it (better late than never). I'll have time to help organize family get-togethers. Plus, I'll have more time to visit with you good folks.
I plan to take the summer to just rest and re-orient myself.
Cheers, friends! Here's to the future!