So here I am all retired now–It’s been over a month–and I have all sorts of plans. Like starting a new blog. Getting back into music production. Housey projects. Taking lots of hikes with our puppy dog. Gardening.
I admit I am a bit embarrassed that I had all but abandoned my other site, kellycarpentermusic.com, these past six years. But for all intents and purposes, other than gigging with a few bands, I have not done much music since I went back to IT work.
So, I have plans.
Meanwhile, a friend of mine who retired two months before me told me how he mostly naps a lot. Napping? Not me!
Or so I thought.
It turns out that I have been taking a lot of naps lately.
I have heard from other retirees that the first year of retirement is challenging. I live in a constant tension of feeling I need to be doing something productive versus feeling like that pillow is my new friend. I have found that I am not alone.
So, as much as I would like to impress with daily blogging and cranking out a bunch of new music and building that new wing on our house…
It seems that I need to….. slow….. down….
Speaking of, here is that classic bit from Taxi…
Welcome to the last third (or so) of your life. I think you’ll love retirement. I found the transition to retirement to be easier than I thought it would be, but I guess I tend to avoid change when I can. With all of your talent, I think you’ll find success in ways that never occurred to you before. Enjoy!
Thanks for the kind words, Rob!
Let me tell you ….knock off the napping and load up on projects, music & hobbies. You are supposed to say things like….”I’m busier now than when I was working”. ha!
Well I was starting to get into a rhythm–in between naps, of course. But then I got Covid…