One thing I haven’t mentioned yet about this blog is that it will be much about retirement living. Yeah, I know you are saying “You are in retirement and still don’t know what you want to do when you grow up?” Well, that is just who I am I guess! I retired, or I could say I was retired, from the corporate world ten years ago by a down sizing. I think the Hong Kong company that bought our corporate division just wanted to get rid of all the higher paid old people and I was included in that group. I must say that at that time I already had my thirty years in the corporate world so I welcomed the layoff money and the full pension that followed. But that is a story for another time.
When I was downsized I decided move back from the East coast to my roots in the Midwest and open my own cabinet/furniture making shop. That lasted with some degree of success for about six years. I have been in the full retirement mode for the last four years. Switching from a sixty hour a week corporate job to retirement is quite a transition! I handled it, or should I say I muddled through it, as I expect many people do. There was a lot of anxiety, many things I was just not prepared for, and some successes. I will be going into much more details about all this in the posts in the coming months. It has been quite a journey but I think much is still ahead. I am pretty well settled in my life now but I still have a lot of antsy moments so am constantly seeking changes.
The picture above was one of my signature items when I was fabricating furniture. I designed and built it over twenty years ago for my wife. It was quite a successful item in my product line.
And the journey goes on….