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The next chapter

Monday, May 20, 2019

I retired from the ambulance crew but still have to
turn in my radio. I can keep it until my license expires
or turn it in now. I will no longer be "in the know" of
everything that goes on. I will be just another resident
wondering who is sick or had a fall in their home or
another type of medical emergency. After 27 years,
I will need to adjust to the uncertainty. A minor
inconvenience that I can live with and I can do this.
It is just turning the page to a new chapter of life.
Life is good. HUGS!
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  • JAMER123
    The fingers will still be in the healthcare works. I have been retired from healthcare for 15+ yrs. and seem to be pulled back in on the information side. But take time to enjoy having less responsibilities.
    Happy retirement!
    30 days ago
  • FROSTY99
    You will be amazed at how quickly something else will take the place of your time as an EMT. I am sure living in a small town you will soon know who needed the ambulance. I know when we hear the siren blaring and it stops in front of our community we all pretty much know what someone in here needed them and it is amazing how many hop on their golf carts to see who is in need and if they can help.

    Hugs and best wishes as you start the next phase of your life.
    30 days ago
    What you need to do is find something to replace that part of your life... what gives you joy... do that....

    happy Monday
    31 days ago
  • JUDY1676
    You will adjust. I’m sure you soon hear about what’s happening. Have a great day!
    31 days ago
    wow-27 years. Good luck on your retirement. It will be strange at first but you will adjust. emoticon for your service as a first responder. Nobody gives it a thought, until they or someone they love need the services. I know they were there for my Mom, brother and me at time of need. emoticon
    31 days ago
    As others who’ve been through this phase noted, I understand the slightly hollow feeling of this transient period, but it IS transient. You are a very active and concerned person, Marsha, and I’m betting that another way to serve your community - one that fits better with your current energy and that allows you to take good care of your own health - will jump right into your path very soon. Then you’ll reconnect with what’s going on, but in another way. You have rebounded from amazing challenges and this one will prove easier than most things you’ve faced in recent years. Good luck!
    31 days ago
  • RAMONA1954
    That's a big adjustment. You can relax a bit now. Hugs
    31 days ago
    It is an adjustment, for sure, and it's easy when we visit with work colleagues from our pre-retirement days to slip right back into that work mindset for a bit. But it doesn't take long before we're glad we had that phase, without missing it, and grateful for those who are carrying the load now. emoticon
    31 days ago
    When I retired from school, 2 years ago, it felt weird because suddenly I didn't know what was going on. Some parents continued to contact me for awhile, but I had to turn them away, because my new job was with my grandsons. You can always volunteer somewhere. I know you already do so much, though, so I'll bet you won't miss much!
    31 days ago
    ((((HUGS)))) Change is uncomfortable but . . .you're doing what will make you healthier and that's most important!

    31 days ago
    I know from experience that it's a weird feeling at first not being "in the know" but you'll get used to it!
    Enjoy your day! emoticon
    31 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/20/2019 7:58:22 AM
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