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Being written out of the script

September 22nd, 2020 at 05:57 pm

As I have mentioned, I am planning to retire from my current job next June and, after some time off, will begin working for my son on a part time, very flexible schedule.

I have let my boss know that this is happening, since I am in a senior position on our team. I need to be transitioning and teaching others how to do what I do so that when the time comes, there is little to no void felt internally or externally for anyone.

This Friday, we are having a 2021 planning session and this begins my journey of being written out of the script. It feels a little odd, both exciting and scary at the same time. Two others in the department will be stepping up to take over leadership- which will start at the first of the year- at which point I will take a step back and focus on leaving my duties in well trained hands.

I have been at this job almost half my life. But I truly feel this is the right time to make the change. I am still a few years away from SS and medicare, but the hubs job has good insurance so I will join his plan this November during open enrollment. I dont plan to start taking SS until I am 65 or older.

Aside from working for my son, I plan to help watch DD3's baby, volunteer and travel when the hub is off for his 2-3 week rotation home.

I am anxious to see how Friday goes. I know it will feel odd- for the past quarter century I have been in a key role during and after planning... this will certainly be a new experience for me!! But you know what, that's perfectly fine- cause I am READY!!

3 Responses to “Being written out of the script”

  1. CB in the City Says:

    When I retired, I was ready to go, too. And I haven't regretted a minute.

  2. Wink Says:

    I just retired in May. Like CB, I was ready! I think you just know when the time is right.

  3. GoodLiving Says:

    It's amazing that you've been at that job for so long, it's not often you find that anymore. I've been at my current job for 12 years and that seems long to me. At this point, I hope that I can work there maybe 10-12 more years and retire. I would be early too and hopefully there will be affordable healthcare by then.

    I've often heard people when they retire talk about how they don't how they had time to work...too busy with so many things. Sounds like you're going to be busy too.

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