A Woman’s Prerogative
My prerogative is to change my mind, yes, I do that on occasion. I seldom am so set in my ways I can’t change, in fact, I believe in re-inventing myself frequently, seeing all sides of the argument, challenge or whatever situation I’m facing at the time. For the last year or so I have been counting down to my retirement, looking forward to it in fact. However, today, it occurs to me that I really don’t want to give up the lifestyle I have right now, what I’m doing, the technical, business interactions and training that I do on a daily basis. I enjoy all of it, I enjoy the energy it gives me, I enjoy my lifestyle and the discretionary income it provides. I have great benefits where I work and many weeks of vacation, in fact so many I usually don’t take all that I have available and wind up having to find ways to use it up or lose it. That’s not a bad problem to have. Yes, there are those difficult times, personalities, and days that irritate the hell out of me, but then I have the means to go have a spa day and unwind or go on vacation and de-stress.
I think work for me keeps my brain and my body in a growth and learning mode, it surrounds me with new technology, new ideas, new concepts and younger people. Staying in contact with this workforce allows me to stay in touch with the world and that excites me. The one thing that I never want to do is become stagnant or set in my ways, become an “old” woman with a narrow mind and philosophy.
So right now, retirement is questionable, work is fluid. I may transition to something new, consulting, teaching or something I haven’t yet figured out, but I can’t stop. I realize that now. Stay tuned.