I could work I guess, I have a few silly certificates, A&P, Inspection
etc, it was what I have made my living as since the early 80's as a test pilot that I doubt I could find employment
as, but really I guess, if I ever have to go back to work, I will be drug back, it won't be because I want to.
I've seen several that work until they are no longer able, and die shortly thereafter. Often, they have to due to finances, but sometimes it seems as if they have nothing else to do.
I hope there is more to life than work, I've raised three kids
, almost, lived most of my life below my means and have saved for retirement
I'm tired, getting up at 05:30 in the morning to go to work and going to bed
at 8:30 so I can get up at 5:30 has grown old. I am by nature a night person.
Wife is a Middle School
teacher and while they only work 180 days a year, it eats her lunch, kids are not kids anymore, they do things that we never did and she teaches in a Rural School
district. She is tired too, actually tired is a good way to label us.
When you make that decision to quit, it's tough to continue to work, and I made that decision more than a year ago. At first she was against it, but I believe now she has seen the light, she can't fully Retire until 60, so she won't Retire as that is six more years.
I feel that even if I could stick it out for six more years, I'd be too old then to begin cruising, and financially there is just no need, or shouldn't be anyway.
The last few years in the Army were tough but I stuck them out for the Retirement
and I'm glad I did, just have to stick this job out for another year. I believe it will be a long year.
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