Retirement after Military
Good discussion here. I am retiring 1 May, terminal leave starts next weekend, and have been wondering whether to return to my civilian job. 23 years total service, over 20 active duty.
My thinking is to take some time off. Losing federal employment (giving it away actually) is scary, but the military lifestyle cost me my first family and I don't want to chase jobs anymore.
I want to move to our land and raise my children from this second marriage on the farm. I want to work in dirt and to grow things. I want to raise chickens and sheep, and to have the kids participate.
I don't want work stealing my life as the military is known to do. Did that for too many years. Can't do it any longer.
It is my opinion that time off--a little bit of it at least--is a wise idea after leaving the military, folks.