This month I will celebrate 1 year of retirement.
As I reflect back on the year that has passed, I have come to a few realizations.
First of all, I realize that I will never complete all of the projects I have planned or my wife has planned for me around the house. That may not be a bad thing as it gives me purpose for getting up every day.
Secondly, I have come to the realization that I need to make a decision on who my friends are. I seem to have more casual relationships than true friendships. That also may not be a bad thing as I have been told that if you have just one true friend,you are truly blessed.
I had a conversation with my wife the other day and told her that in reality, we only have each other. When the chips are down and I really need to count on someone, she was the one I could count on. After knowing each other for over 40 years and 38 years of marriage, I believe that is as God intended.
And lastly.I have come to the realization that the things I used to think were important,are not really important at all. I do not have to keep up with everyone else. I want to have a more simplified and quiet life. The time to be on the go all the time and to have the latest and greatest have passed.
I am excited about entering into my second year of retirement. More projects getting done, more time with my best friend, and less complexity in my life.