Earlier this week was my last day of work. The closer it got to 5:00 pm, the antsier I got. Did I make the right decision? I gave up a well-paying job with benefits to retire a little earlier than perhaps I should have. I don’t yet qualify for social security benefits or widow’s benefits. Almost, but not quite there yet.
I loved my job as a managing real estate broker. But I’ve been working for decades and felt the call of a slower pace. Plus I’ve been praying about retiring for a while and truly felt that God was telling me it was time to join Him in something different.
The last few months at work were extra busy. So busy that in the evenings I just crashed from exhaustion. Even though I worked from home and didn’t spend any time traveling to/from work, by the time I got done for the day I didn’t want to even look at my sewing machine.[Read more…]