My Retirement Situation
I graduated from High School after the first semester of my senior year to go work for Southwestern Bell in St. Louis. I had just turned 17 at the time.
I moved to Houston in 1978 and started working for an electric utility here. In June of 2016, I had a prosthetic TMC joint implant on my right hand. Dr. told me 4 months recovery but then during OT was told to look for a different line of work. I was months away from turning 60.
Anyway, have been off work since and decided to retire on 1/1/2018. I used to get up at 5 am and had/have been guilty about sleeping about 9 hours a night. But I started thinking about all the years I didn't even sleep 7.
Work was my hobby, but I do like being outside in the yard.
It hasn't been easy giving up the routine but some days when I'm bored I ask myself if I rather be back at my job and the answer is always NO.