On September 1, I retired from government service after 50 years, and am now doing full time free lance writing. Free at last, free at last! Such a liberating feeling.
Congratulations. Enjoy it for a long time.
Damn, that sounds good to me right now. Congratulations!
I totally relate! One wonders why one didn't do it earlier and envies those in our society who actually can retire in their early forties.
Insane. I could never imagine doing 50 years of anything. Enjoy your time off!
Yeah, it is kind of crazy, but mainly doing the paperwork to retire was a pain, so I put it off as long as I could. Busy now writing and doing public speaking. Also consulting with several federal agencies on leadership, management, and ethics issues.