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Saturday, May 31, 2014

Before I Retired...


By Jody Worsham
All rights reserved for full time housekeeper, secretary, chauffer
Before I retired, I never had time to watch a sun set.   I didn’t have time to finish filling out the children’s baby books. “That is a good rainy day project when I retire.”  Before I retired, years of photos were piled in boxes waiting to be identified and put into scrapbooks.

Before I retired, I didn’t have time for face to face conversations, only Facebook.  I didn’t have time to volunteer more than a couple of hours at the Treatment Center.  I didn’t have time to study nutrition and learn how to cook and eat healthy.  “I’ll start that when I retire and I’m attending AARP meetings.”

Before I retired, I didn’t have time to learn Mandarin Chinese, or learn how to hook a rug, or learn the tango.  I didn’t have time to read a newspaper all the way through.  I didn’t have time for the Book of the Month Club much less read the book of the month.  Before I retired, I didn’t have time for golf or fishing or painting or just sitting on the porch and drinking iced tea.

Now that I am retired, guess what?

 I still don’t. 



2 comments:

Sharon said...

YES!!
In fact, I think I have less time now.

Lisa Smith Molinari said...

Oh NO!! I don't like that ending! Is there no hope for the weary?