Today I walk up the familiar L shaped stairs into the comfortable office of Interpretive Graphics and sit at my glass-top desk for the last day of my working career. How often I have anticipated this day of retirement, but now I feel like a mother who has finally gotten her youngest child off to school and stands all alone in the silence.
I am most grateful for goodly parents who taught me the JOY of work and my many employers over the years who presented me with the opportunity to feel that JOY (or not). I end this journey on a highnote, having worked for the Peters these past seven years.
I descend the warmth along those steps into an unknown adventure with a sad, yet excited heart.
Watch out hubby, kids, grand-kids, and great-grand-kids, here I come!