Letting go of my job status
by Robb G
I am about to retire from the federal govt.
After 30 years I am sending out an e-mail tomorrow morning to all the Rangers/Staff of the districts I am responsible for. I will be letting them know I am retiring in 60 days.
I was/am a division supervisor on wildfires, I am also a certified mining administrator and a district fleet manager....all of these jobs have status and authority. I have wore it well and have many friends and many very exciting memories.
I have lived an adventurous life and very proud of what I have accomplished.
I am also very scared and anxious of the unknown...though I understand what the unknown is I still need to walk thru that door...then as I pass thru I will be just me again plain ole me.....
I read this saying on somebodys web page and it goes like this. "I cant finish the rest of my book if I continue reading the same chapter"...for some reason that put things in order for me.
I may be 60 but there IS still some fire in the pot. I felt a relief that I can go do something else and do it well enough to give me the same feeling of accomplishment... except this time I can do it on my time..... as Popeye always said "I am who I am".
good luck and remember you are not alone in the game of pre-retirement.....robb