Monday, February 08, 2010
This weekend I decided to take off a few days for myself. I told DH I wanted -- no needed-- some personal time. I said I wanted to stay home instead of go to the cabin. He didn't really understand, but he packed up Bucky and Midi (our dog and cat) and went to the mountains alone.
I have spent (maybe wasted) a lot of time wishing I was already retired. I am so tired of working and having no time during the week to do the things I want. I love going to the cabin, but it means I don't have time on the weekend to do things in town, like shop, have coffee with friends, go to the gym, etc. My life is good, but I want to be retired.
So this weekend I pretended I was retired. I got up when I wanted, stayed on the computer as much as I wanted, exercised when I wanted, went to the gym when I wanted, shopped when I wanted, cooked new recipes when I wanted, watched movies when I wanted, called friends when I wanted....You get the idea. I did what I wanted when I wanted. It was great! I missed my DH and animal friends, but I took care of me.
I feel refreshed and renewed! I am actually ready to go to work today. I think this weekend will keep me going for another month. Maybe every 4 to 6 weeks I need to take a weekend off for me. Then in December I'll know what to do when I retire!
I also want to think about a VERY part time volunteer position that would fulfill my need to help others but allow me to go to our cabin whenever we want. I am definitely retirement dreaming but not as frantically as before.
Life is Good!