Saturday, May 31, 2014
Before I Retired...
By Jody Worsham
All rights reserved for full time housekeeper, secretary, chaufferBefore 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.