O.k….so I haven’t “officially” retired from working :P
What I did do was retire myself from my full-time Monday-Friday senior executive position at a company I had worked with for over 17yrs. It was a difficult decision considering I absoultely loved my work, loved the people, believed in the company and in what we did..but I guess I felt that I needed a change and a chance to really chase my dreams.
If it were not for Dating, Love and Sex Tips as well as my interest in developing my business with Primerica I may have continued “working” for someone else. I had an enjoyable career and through that naturally learned a lot about my strengths and weaknesses where it comes to working and dealing with people both personally and professionally.
What I do notice about not being on a clock, is that you truly don’t keep track of the “days of the week” or time. Time seems to fly actually! Before, that work clock used to feel like forever before it was lunch time or end of day. I was never really a 9 – 5’er.
I do recall the drive home from my last day as being euphoric! I was all smiles from ear to ear. Perhaps reality hasn’t sunk in yet. It’s been about 3 weeks that I haven’t gotten up early to get dressed to drive to work! Amazingly I don’t miss it at all. In fact, I find myself busier than ever and finally spending more time at home hanging out with the kids. I am not sure that they have decided whether or not they like the mom working from home thing yet. I think THEY are the ones that need the most adjusting. It feels like I made the best decision for me at the time. I have been through many ups and downs and all I knew was that I was willing to fall on my face and struggle for a while to chase after something bigger in the end.
Hope you join me for the ride :D