What a great day at work today. I turned in my retirement notice on Wednesday, March 16, and my last working day is April 1. Today many of my friends had a potluck luncheon for me. It was a really special occasion for me, sitting around a conference room table with friends from my 27 years with this law firm. The food was wonderful (and I felt like it was my duty to overeat!). So I did. But the company of so many of my friends on such a relaxed occasion is a memory I will always treasure. I hate to leave these wonderful people, I wasn't ready to retire. But my mother needs me and Saint Gene needs me to be at home and help. Caring for my mother has become more stressful and while he wouldn't ever admit it, I can see his stress level building and he needs help. So retiring is something I needed to do. But I will very much miss going to work everyday. I will miss the structure this gave to my life. I will definitely miss the paycheck. But most of all I will miss these wonderful people. The photo above is of the flower arrangement that they had for me. It's almost as beautiful as they are.
Joy Journal: A fun picture collage filled with memories