Friday, August 7, 2009

Time for a Change


Written 7 August, 2009

Time for a Change

When I had been in Atlanta four years or so I found myself thinking I should make a change: take another job, move somewhere else.

But then I thought about it. I realized that as an army brat I had been moved every one to four years and that as a young adult I had moved every three to four years in pursuit of my education. Maybe I was feeling it was time for a change because of that history.

And so I didn't make a change. I stayed in Atlanta and at my job. I told myself that when it was time to make a change I would know it. The universe would tell me.

I've been here a while now, and finally the spirit has moved me to make a change.

My change won't be one of residence, but of employment status. This month is the last I ever expect to have a job. My time will be my own.

I don't have a huge nest egg, but I don't live all that large, and my house will be paid for in December; I'm proud to have paid if off in eleven years. I expect I'll be fine. I should be able to travel as I please and do pretty much what I please. It will be a welcome change after all those years of work.

I'm excited.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sweetie Says!

Someone has Super Senioritis :) It is a virulent form of classic high school senior "I'm out of here!" and grown p - who hooo! Benefits & social secrity and ohhhh yeah the good life!

Happy Retirement Cheyenne! SL Spy Cores will Will be Lookign forward ot having you as a fulltime voulenteer soon :)

Whatcha Eaton said...

Congratulations on this new chapter of your life on Earth. Honestly, I don't know how you manage to be so active in Second Life while also holding down a job (on Earth/RL), but I've always enjoyed reading about your creations and obseravations. Looking forward to what your additional "free time" brings. :)

chestnut rau said...

Congratulations! I am very jealous.

Tycho Beresford said...

What Chestnut said. I am jealous too!