Retirement our best decision

by Benita
(Perth W. Aust)

When I turned 67 my husband and I decided to retire and go on the pension. Though I was a little apprehensive wondering what I would do with all the hours I have, my husband was excited to know he COULD PLAY MORE GOLF!

We decided that we should get a camper van and so some traveling. He had a golf Masters tournament in Alice Springs in the Northern Territory , Australia and we packed up and left for 2 weeks.

It was the best thing we ever did and winning Gold at the Masters was the best thing that happened for Jim.

We got to see the towns we drove through to get to Alice and it was such an eye opener. I also visited the biggest rock called 'Eyre's Rock ' and it was amazing and what a large rock formation. It was incredible.

After returning from Alice Springs, for a awhile everything was okay till I started missing my nursing .

I had been a registered nurse for fifty yrs and began to miss my work colleagues. So I decided to put my hands back to crafts . I decided to join the writers club after seeing an advert in the local papers. Now I am happy to have done so.

I sit and write short stories and some have been published. One of them is on this site and it was called "The Rain".

If you are in the same stage as I am in and want to write or email me do so .

My email address is benita1945 at

Have a nice day. Benita

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My Humble Suggestion, Benita !
by: Joseh Kainikkara

Since you are a registered nurse, who worked as a paid employee thus far, try working as Pain and Palliative Care volunteer, for a change. Your skill and experience would benefit the deserving and you in turn would receive great mental satisfaction. If you are interested to serve in India, then let me know.

Nevertheless, I wish you all happiness in your retired life !

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by: Linda in Mo. US

I have sent to your home address, but get no reply.
lfowler at

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