I'm unemployed. For the first time in 40 years! It's been a couple weeks and at first I liked it. Sleeping in late in the morning, staying up late because I could sleep in, lazing around. On no one's schedule but my own. It didn't take long before I started to feel like I need something more. I still have a few good working years left. No wonder so many folks retire from their career jobs and then find something else, even part time, to do.
I didn't ask to be unemployed. I retired from Disney to take an executive position at a hotel in Plant City. The money was fantastic but the ever changing economy hit them hard. The financial consultant the owners hired thought some of us higher paid employees weren't necessary any more. So I find myself with some free time.
I can use the next few weeks to clean out the house I shared with my soul mate, now that it's listed for sale. I can visit Earl more often in Astoria. Watch my grandson in the mornings so that my son-in-law can get some sleep from his night job. Visit with my step-dad and sister when they come down next month. And I can write. I have plenty of projects going in that department.
Maybe I'll take a few months off and try to enjoy those unemployment checks that will start coming in soon. I think I'm due. One thing is for sure, I don't miss that hour and a half ride to work and back five days a week. If and when I find another job it's going to be a lot closer.
Have a great weekend everyone!