So how’s retirement? This is a question I get asked whenever I encounter someone I have not seen or talked to in a while. I always have to pause and … Continue Reading “So How’s Retirement?” You Ask
The last weekend in October, following my last workday on Friday 27 October, I thought a lot about what my first week of retirement would be like. Even knowing that … Continue Reading Retirement – Week 1
After years and years of anticipation and months and months of planning, I retired last week. This is a self-photo I took of myself in my office on my last … Continue Reading Retired!
Now that my retirement date is less than two months away, I have really been thinking a lot about what it is going to be like to be retired. I … Continue Reading What’s It Really Going to be Like to Retire?
In 2013, I wrote a blog post about exploring the artist in me—an artistic challenge that was inspired by my admiration for a painting that hung on the wall where … Continue Reading Painting at Work
Some of the items that I will need to take home when I retire are these 11 framed photos hanging on my office wall. I cannot even begin to fathom … Continue Reading Photos on My Office Wall
I can’t get enough of reading. For someone who read very little for pleasure up until about the age of 25, I’ve sadly missed a lot of years that I … Continue Reading Unquenchable Thirst for Reading
Even though my retirement is still months away, I have already begun to clean out some old files as the archiving staff will be leaving before my last day. I … Continue Reading Old Files
A few months before my planned retirement date, I had an unusual dream. I know we do not fully understand how our minds process data while we sleep but when … Continue Reading Retirement Dreaming?
Now that my retirement is less than a year away, this is a question that has been rolling around in my head for the last several months. It probably started … Continue Reading Will I Miss My Morning Commute?
Recently, when I started my list of activities to do once I retire, golf was on that list. Interestingly, golf really hasn’t been on my mind in quite some time. … Continue Reading Golf?
If all goes according to plan, in just about a year, I will be retired. However, as I heard someone say recently in a webinar I was listening to, I … Continue Reading I’m Retiring!
In February of this year, I had major surgery that resulted in me being off of work for 18 consecutive days (12 work days and 3 weekends). In my 35+ … Continue Reading A Small Taste of Retirement?
Just three years after I started my dream job, my manager was promoted into a new job in a different department and I was promoted to manager of the group … Continue Reading How Do We Choose Our Career? – Part 4
I worked really hard that first year to impress both my supervisor and the head of the clinical labs with the quality of my work. Unfortunately, I got a dose … Continue Reading How Do We Choose Our Career? – Part 3
While chemistry in high school is typically a one-year course, in college, it is broken down into four or more years of individual disciplines: inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, physical chemistry, … Continue Reading How Do We Choose Our Career? – Part 2