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… retirement …

April 27, 2017

I have started to write this post many times even got as far as publishing, in my head that it is.  I have been ‘retired’ from paid full time employment for nearly three weeks. While I had been planning this event for many months and looking forward to the extra time and space; I had intentions to document all the joys daily.

There is no doubt I have been busy and enjoyed opportunities that time brings; and as I hoped there is a lot of material for blog posts and even an exhibition already.  I have begun a pottery class and my garden is looking glorious. I am happy to have retired.

Sadly, as I suffer from bipolar; so for me the reality is not always that clear; after fifty years of daily contact, pattern and structure, that and the need; as employees the joy of being needed outweighs all the disadvantages we associate with employment … unsociable hours, poor pay and the damned structure!

I don’t want to return to work , find structure, company or even more money … I just have to accept for a while life is complicated.  

Or a bit grey like the pot … but is improving …

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Geoff permalink
    April 27, 2017 8:55 am

    From what you have just described (2nd paragraph) life looks far from grey, more of a orange/red hue?

  2. April 27, 2017 11:39 am

    the clay is never as lively as the glaze but it is the life of the pot nevertheless – am sure you will find your own pattern and structure between there and then – but daily documentation sounds rather too busy!

  3. April 27, 2017 12:54 pm

    Gee, hope i can have a job long enough to retire from.

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