|To INFINITY and BEYOND!|
A close friend and colleague advised me last year at her retirement party that retiring is like planning to have children - if you wait until you can really afford them you will never have any! I took that to heart and incorporated a more realistic equation into my spreadsheets! This winter I spoke to a new acquaintance and asked my "question". She was wise in hind sight and indicated she knew when she felt she had reached the top of her career and her future role was shaping itself through family and life events. I added that into the calculations and finally my spreadsheets started to make more sense. With a little more fine tuning and a majorly freezing winter nipping at my nose and toes month after month, and the decision became a reality. I breathed deep, re-read my letter of resignation over and over and took the leap. Four months and I will be sitting on the beach, digging in the sand, sipping the local wine and checking out the seniors recreation centre in the sunny Okanagan!
I did not have that final piece of the puzzle until a few weeks ago - funny how the last piece falls into place when the timing is sorted out. Once again, the exceptionally cold winter held some sway in the timing! So now this - my LAST Q3.................
.....can become this - summer in the vineyard!
WATCH MY COUNTDOWN BEGIN!