It's great being at home, free to read, write on the computer, listen to my music or take naps as I please. The crisp autumn in Toronto was a treat far too long overlooked when I was busy with school. My leisurely drive through Northern Ontario to see the leaves change colour was highly delectable. I travel as I will, so far to London, Paris, and Cuba twice. Evenings, weekends + holidays with my wife Janet are totally dedicated to leisure.
There will be a lot else to do as I eventually get more adventurous in the year ahead. Meantime, I am never bored. Janet even has to remind me to come to bed at night. Best of all I'm never in a hurry any more. Nor at any body's beck and call! My advice? When you feel the time is right for you -retire! It's great! We earned it!
Then there's my blog. Not to mix business with pleasure, except that my business is my pleasure nowadays, I will comment on the state of the teacher unions in my New Years Day message, instead of here right now! Suffice to say I am honoured that as of December 29th this blogsite has had 295,000 reader visits. It feels great to find an obvious need and help fill it.
Once a teacher, always a teacher? Ha! I think it's in our blood, and a mind skill set of sorts ...... Well, enough for now!
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