Blogging will continue! What I’m retiring from is my role as Manager of Volunteering Canterbury. I’ve been there for twenty-one years, and it’s definitely time for a change and a rest. In just five weeks I shall be unemployed, and unwaged. It’s a little scary to think of spending savings rather than accumulating them, but we tend to live simply and are confident we will manage. Thank Goddess for NZ Super.
I plan to spend the first couple of months hibernating, doing very little, then slowly adopting a new routine. I hope to do more celebrancy (and more blogging), and I have a voluntary role that keeps me engaged in the community. My garden will be extra tidy, I’ll have time for creative writing, and I might even do some de-cluttering.
I’m mindful of the Five ways to Wellbeing which are Connect, Give, Take notice, Keep learning, and Be active, and I intend to follow these. I have a number of useful books which will give me inspiration if required, and I’m looking forward to time just for me.
In this post many sentences start with ‘I’, perhaps symbolic of the changes that are to come.
“My life will not go by so fast
as it has sometimes in the past.”