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Thread: Twenty four more work Mondays!

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    Twenty four more work Mondays!

    Hi everyone,
    Twenty four more Mondays to teach until I start my early retirement from teaching! Can't wait to pour much more energy into crafting and quilting!
    lots2do
    PS read the rules for this section and believe this fits into a positive announcement...hope so!

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    I have only 4 more to work! I am so excited! I'm retiring Jan. 1, but will be off the week of Thanksgiving and we get the last two weeks of December for the Christmas break, so I'll only be working 4 more. It's scarey, but exciting!
    Regina in Richmond, KY

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    I think it's a positive announcement!
    If you enjoy your retirement even 10% as much as I do, you will be extremely happy.
    A quilt is like a good life. It's full of mistakes, but, in the end, it looks pretty good.

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    Congrats to both of you.
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    Congrats to both of you for putting up with the public and kiddies for all those years.
    welcome to the world of the 'non-working'. There's lots of fun to be had. can't wait
    to see what you will share with all of us.
    put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and if you procrastinate long enough, you may never have to do it.

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    Congrats on your retirement. Thanks for all your years of teaching. Good teachers are so very important for our children.
    Happy Quilting Grandma of 15, 3 Greats

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    Congratulations to you both!! Me, too--I have 4 more Mondays to work (I only work Mondays) and then I'm done for good after 44 years (40 of them full time) of working as a nurse. I'm excited but nervous. But it will be fun to answer people who ask " what do you do?" and I can say "I'm a quilter" instead of "I'm a nurse".
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    A special thanks to all of you teachers for the care you give to our kids. In todays world, many of you are the only positive person in a students life. Enjoy your retirement becaue you have earned it and God Bless you.
    Fabric is like money, no matter how much you have it's never enough.

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    I predict a long, healthy, happy retirement is ahead for you!
    A quilt is like a good life. It's full of mistakes, but, in the end, it looks pretty good.

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    Congrats to you both. And one of the first things you are going to ask yourselves is "how in the world did I ever work a 40-hr week and get anything else done?" Because it will seem like you will be busier than you have ever been.

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    Congratulations to you teacher's Thanks for all you have done to help the children it's time to enjoy what you like doing

    doing n to janRN,Congratulations Thanks for all the years you have help take care of others.Now it's time to enjoy what you like doing

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    24 Mondays? More time for crafting and quilting? I retired from teaching early, too, only to find myself busier than before! EVen in a new community and just a few friends...so set aside one dedicated time to craft/sew for each week and then stick to it. Thursday is my "day off the reservation." I get to do what I want all day. During the school year, I go to a Bible Study in the AM, then the rest of the day I go shopping, come home and sew, read, or take a nap. But everyone knows they can't count on me for anything on Thursday. So pick your day and stick with it! Otherwise, you'll find that your time still is not your own. Congrats on making it to retirement. You're going to love your 'new' life!
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    Hats off to the new retirees!! Coopah is so right!! In 1998, I retired after 33 years of teaching (mostly first grade). I still miss it but my time has been filled to the max. In my mom's words, "The community will grab you." And it's a great thing, but sometimes it leaves little "extra" time for yourself and your love of quilting. I think coopah's advice to set aside one day for yourself is awesome.
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    Congratulations and thanks to all the retirees for their hard work!

    Teaching is my 2nd career, and I am eligible to retire at the semester in December (last day would be Dec 19, my grandson's FIRST b-day) or in June, after 18 years. I am sooo tempted to go in December. I teach middle school science at my neighborhood school, and this year I'm just getting kind of tired - love the kids but other things are starting to wear on me. BTW, my 26 yo son walked past his 4th grade teacher in a store today. He did not recognize her at first, but she knew HIM, and said he still looked the same, only 6'3" now. :-) Made his day!
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    Retirement

    My target date April 30th! Looking forward to my new life!!!
    I have been buying quilting stuff....Getting ready for my retirement!

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    Quote Originally Posted by janRN View Post
    Congratulations to you both!! Me, too--I have 4 more Mondays to work (I only work Mondays) and then I'm done for good after 44 years (40 of them full time) of working as a nurse. I'm excited but nervous. But it will be fun to answer people who ask " what do you do?" and I can say "I'm a quilter" instead of "I'm a nurse".
    Jan congrats also to you. I have not worked since Dec 31,2013 and I love it. I still have a couple of former pts call me to say hello and a 93 yr old I visit in the nursing home. Funny thing, one of my brothers has a closed head injury and he told my niece that I say I am a nurse but I am not. He believes this, since I no longer work.
    I think you are always a teacher, nurse, etc. whether you are still on the pay roll or not.

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    It took me a long time to decide to retire and now I wonder why I was so reluctant. I was a professor at a university and loved it but when I was finally done I walked away and never looked back. Retirement has been so fulfilling for me and I really really like being able to do what I want to do, when I want to do it, like being on Quilting Board in the morning rather than rushing around to get out the door. Congratulations on your upcoming retirement. It will be fun if you want it to be.

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    I have 27 more Mondays until my retirement from 38 years of teaching math. Only 222 more days and that includes weekends and holidays.

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    Congratulations to all on there retirement. I have been retired for 10 years and still not finished my to do list. You will love your free time.


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    I first want to congratulate everyone who has worked for so many years in all of those different jobs of life. I also worked 40 years before I retired. I am now 78 years old and have been retired for 18 years. At first it is scary, will we have the money to retire, what am I going to do with my time and will miss all of the people, but I found a charity and worked hard at it and still am enjoying my retirement. I count my blessings every day that I still have my health and have had a wonderful retirement.
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    Congrats to both of you on your retirement. Don't be surprised if you find your fun quilting and craft time being invaded by friends and family.
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    Congratulations!! I would say that's definitely a positive announcement. I'm positively jealous of all of you retirees!! I can't even begin to count how many work Mondays I have left; I've got at *least* 20 years to go, probably more like 25 or even 30! Oh well...that means I just have that much more time to save money and accumulate fabric, right? LOL

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    Congratulations to all who are retiring. After working for so many years you have earned the time to do as you please! It is a wonderful life style. I enjoy staying home and sewing, and going to jeep rides with my husband. We don't have to wait for a weekend to enjoy our drives!

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    Retirement is the MOST fantastic "job" you will ever have! LOL I seem to stay so busy, it is unbelievable! When people say they are 'bored' or don't have anything to do, I look at them like they've lost their minds! Most of them have no hobbies, so what can you expect? For me, there's not enough hours in the day, days in the week, weeks in the month, months in the year! LOL on that too! Keep looking forward to retirement and ENJOY every minute of it!!

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    I know how you feel. I retired 8yrs ago the of January. I was happy to have time to do what I wanted when I wanted I'm happy for you both. Enjoy your retirement.

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