Friday, May 28, 2010

Endless Summer Vacation

"School's out for summer
School's out forever" ...   Alice Cooper

Today was the last day of post planning for teachers in our school district. Not only was it the last day of school before our summer break, but it was my last official day of work. Today, I begin my "never-ending summer vacation" or RETIREMENT!!!!!  I have worked in public school education for 33 straight years. It's the only work I've ever done. I don't think I've ever felt such freedom. I feel a bit like a kid with a trust fund. I can do whatever I want and the bills will still be paid:)

 Yesterday when I was cleaning out my office and files. I kept filling the large black garbage bags. I don't have to worry about any of those topics or items again. Don't worry. I did save all my electronic files on a flash drive, but did I ever clean out. There is little room at home for the school stuff that has moved from one school to the other with me. I kept just those books, stuffed animals, photos, items that meant the most to me. 

I was truly blessed to work with an awesome principal and staff. I'll miss everyone, but I'll go visit when I want and leave when I want :)

Thanks for celebrating with me!!!!!!!


Stephanie in Michigan said...

Congratulations! I am so jealous of you. My dad keeps telling me that I haven't "put in my time yet" so I have no room to be jealous of people who are retiring. I am 45 years old, and I sure feel like I've put in my time! I was a classroom teacher and am currently a professor. I am so ready for retirement. Enjoy!

Linda said...

Congratulations! You will love your retirement! Spend an afternoon reading with no guilt....weekends that don't have to be spent preparing for the week ahead! Enjoy!!

Gretchen said...

I laughed at you quoting Alice Cooper--wasn't expecting that LOL! Big Congratulations on your retirement. Can't wait to see those UFOs flying to completion now:)

Laurie said...

Give me a C
Give me an O
Give me a NGR

You are going to be busier than you've ever been! At least that's what I hear :)

Melinda said...

Congratulations on your retirement. Soon you will be wondering how you ever had time to go to work.

Anne-Lise at Rag, Tag, Bobtail said...

Congratulations - relax and enjoy yourself!

A Quilter Awakens said...

Doggone AWESOME! Karmen

julieQ said...

I am so thrilled for you!! Congratulations, and I just hope you have a most wonderful time!! You have changed so very many children's lives for the better...wonderful job!

Teresa said...

Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! Congratulations.