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Discussion: Whoa! That's a big move. ...

in: barb; barb > 2020-03-03

Mar 3, 2020 9:52 PM # 
Sandy:
Whoa! That's a big move. Been thinking about it for a while or was it a sudden decision?
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Mar 3, 2020 10:04 PM # 
cmorse:
When you mentioned you were 'thinking about it', I didn't think it was imminent! Sometimes you just gotta make the jump. I'm sure you land right side up... I officially signed my retirement paperwork this afternoon.
Mar 4, 2020 7:39 PM # 
bl:
At 58, Barb will still go to or be at work, but, yes, it usually implies work of one's own choosing with more free time and less income. Happy trails!
Mar 5, 2020 12:37 PM # 
barb:
Been thinking about it for a while...

In some ways it was no longer a great fit.

I need more time to get Navigation Games and OUSA map grant program off the ground and ultimately off my plate.

I would like to have other projects and adventures. I love science and computer stuff, but I don't know how I will engage with them going forward. March will be busy as I wrap things up at work and get our two new employees up and running at NG. April 1 I'll hike up Mt Monadnock with Izzy. Then a few months of catching up and getting organized and delivering on all the things I have signed on to. Then hopefully extracting myself so that I can turn elsewhere.

I have an appointment with an oncology surgeon tomorrow; I'm really hoping I don't have to spend a lot of time having cancer, because that is not in the plan. However, I'm still fairly optimistic that it's not cancer.
Mar 6, 2020 1:30 AM # 
cmpbllv:
;-) Congrats!
Mar 7, 2020 12:04 PM # 
kissy:
Congrats! I'm very jealous. And I will send all of my optimism your way. :-)
Mar 7, 2020 3:40 PM # 
peggyd:
So many of my peers at work are retiring. Iā€™m happy for than ā€” and you!! ā€” but a bit envious. I have many years to go so I try not to think about it.
Mar 7, 2020 4:08 PM # 
barb:
I'll still be working hard - just not getting paid :-)
Mar 9, 2020 1:38 PM # 
JanetT:
Congrats, and good thoughts and optimism as well. Hope to hear good news.
Mar 10, 2020 2:19 AM # 
Bash:
All the best with everything.

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