Finally, I had to face a few hard facts. I knew a big decision had to be made, but I wasn’t quite ready to give up yet. All the signs were there, but you know I am one stubborn woman. My wrist had been trying to tell me it just couldn’t do the heavy lifting and repetitive motions for much longer. I kept thinking it would stop hurting if I just kept at it, strengthen it. Well, the decision was taken out of my hands. The pain and stiffness had the last say!
Retirement, eek! There is so much sadness to that word, on the other hand there is quite a bit of hopefulness to it also. So it was with hopeful sadness that I sent out my retirement letter to all my ceramic customers. This last year has been quite a learning experience for me. Yeah, a challenge too. I found so much strength in myself that I didn’t know I had. I found a new level of patience and acceptance, especially for myself. I am constantly amazed that the man I married 35 years ago still has the ability to surprise me and sweep me off my feet. I realized that there are so many adventures we have yet to take, retirement being one of them.
So, let the new adventures begin………. Cyn