Just started thinking about retirement
(Las Vegas, NV)
Just started really thinking about retirement. Very frightened I will become invisible.
I am a full time visual arts teacher in a high risk Title I elementary school. Needles to say I am the students "favorite" art teacher :)
If I stay three more years it is an additional $500 per month. Oh, yes, I will be 71 this month. Much as I love my students and job I am getting tired, feeling under appreciated, tired of the politics at the senior administrative level, ready for a change.
Having worked since I was 8, not working is a an unknown alternative reality!
Wendy: Retirement is a big step, into the unknown -- but can be so rewarding if you find the perfect mix of things to do. Why don't you look for some groups outside school to get involved in? Take art classes? Teach art to seniors? Just consider what you might do now -- before you retire.