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Saturday, April 27, 2013

Milestone day. I'm excited...and a little scared.

10 years ago, I retired after 30+ teaching, and kept working at other jobs. Today I finally retired...totally...I think.

Wow, is this scary, but I think it's the right thing. We've prayed, and we've saved, and I HOPE it's the right thing. Like a lot of you, I've had writing aspirations, and have had a little success. But at this point, it seems there are more stories that need telling than I think I have time to write. And I believe I'm supposed to help tell those stories. My wonderful Bill tells me this is "my time," and I couldn't ask for more love than that. :_)

Sooooo, if you've got a spare moment, please offer a prayer that I'll use this time as God intends, and continue to work on being the person I need to be in order to do those things.

Thanks, you dear and wonderful people - thanks Chris for the criss-cross effect!
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LEANJEAN6 5/3/2013 9:34AM

    Oh Gail --I WILL pray that you enjoy this time--your time--and use it!--Funny-I used to write for a newspaper--ran a column called, "The Merry Go Round""--It saved me from going crazy as my 5 kids grew up----It was a take off on family life in our household--My dream is to get back to writing too---I hope that you really do it!---Nice to chat with you ever emoticon y morning girl!--Lynda

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NEEDTOLOOSE1 4/30/2013 10:12PM

    I am so excited for you. Praying for you.

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MARTYLYNN1 4/29/2013 5:00PM

    Congratulations on your retirement! I have no doubt you will do well writing. You seem to have a way with words. I enjoy your blogs and comments on here and look forward someday to reading the stories you have to tell.
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ROSIEPD 4/29/2013 10:16AM

    Congratulations. I hope that writing muse flies in your door, sits on your shoulder and brings you fun and peace as you share your stories. You have a gift with words, and I am looking forward to reading your work.

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SISSIE21 4/29/2013 10:07AM

    Congratulations on your retirement! It can be scary but also there is a world of possibilities out there. Time to take your writing talent to a whole other level. Have you thought of starting a blog? Perhaps you already have..
Life does not allow vacuums for too long, so your new life will be filled before you know it. It is an exciting time. Sending prayers and positive energy your way. Good luck!!! emoticon emoticon

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AWESOMECHELZ 4/28/2013 5:23PM

    Oh, I am SO excited for you!! I think it is a GREAT and ambitious goal and I have no doubt you will do great. Why do I know this? Because, from the times you have written to me here in SP, I have noticed your beautifully balanced used of expressions and ideas, and lovely sayings and have no doubt you will do great with your new goals.

Keep us posted and have a lovely week. Love, Chelsea emoticon

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MSHEL7 4/28/2013 11:27AM

    Congrats on retirement. You know what they say after retirement, "can't believe I had time to work." You will probably find that in your writing, you'll write so many stories you can't believe you ever had time to work. Wishing you much luck at your writing. Have a great day and an even better retirement. emoticon

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CHERYL_ANNE 4/27/2013 6:37PM

    How exciting for you. I believe that if you continue the way you're meant to go in your heart of hearts, then you'll follow your true path and not squander the time and talents you've been given.
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MJS1960 4/27/2013 5:58PM

    Congratulations!!!
Enjoy writing the stories.
Peace, Joy and Prayers,
MJ

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MATTEROFHEART 4/27/2013 4:59PM

    Wow! How exciting! I am so happy for you! I know that I would love to read anything that you have to write! Praying for showers of blessings to come your way!
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JULESJET 4/27/2013 4:20PM

    Happy Retirement and good luck!

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SLIMLILA 4/27/2013 3:28PM

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LOOKINGUP2012 4/27/2013 2:40PM

    emoticon Will pray that God directs you in good paths for your new found freedom.

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NHES220 4/27/2013 1:31PM

    Good for you and good luck with your writing! You will do great and it is great that you have a partner that believes in you!


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AMARILYNH 4/27/2013 12:57PM

    YAY - my prayer is that retirement blesses you as it has my DH and me!! We've been retired over 4 years and it been AWESOME!! emoticon

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111BUTTERFLY111 4/27/2013 12:15PM

    emoticon And saying a emoticon that God helps you to utilize this time ever so effectively. I'm certain you'll bless us all with your talent!

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