The next chapter begins….

Tomorrow is August 9th, and not only is it my late mother’s birthday, but it is my last day of work. Ever. For now I am going to keep my Avon business, but as for an outside job with a reglar paycheck and timeclock…never again.

It feels weird to say that….and I am a ball of emotions right now. I am looking forward to the travelling we plan to do; focusing on my health and family and all the new adventures, but I am also scared.

I will get up tomorrow morning, and put a smile on my face, then hobble into the hardware store that I have worked at for the past 10 years, and be the best damn cashier I can be, one last time. And, at 4:00, I will take off that red vest and my nametag for the last time.

I might need to pack some tissues too.

2 thoughts on “The next chapter begins….

  1. Congratulations! I retired after 30 years at the same institution the day before we hit the road. I didn’t know what I’d do with myself, but it’s surprising how fast my schedule filled up with so much stuff that brings me joy! There is a period of adjustment, but you’ll get into the groove and (hopefully) will wonder why you didn’t do it sooner! Enjoy your last day of work and your first day of freedom! Dawn

    1. Thank you. I don’t think it has sunk in quite yet, but it is exciting and a little scary, but as we are making our travel plans for September it’s exciting to know that I don’t have to worry about howlong I am gone!

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