Sunday, April 28, 2019

Another Day on the Planet

Lots of changes since I last scribbled a blog entry.  In early 2018, I lost both my parents and became the executor and remained extremely busy throughout the year. Among the challenges was clearing and selling a rural property while also juggling personal emotions and the grief of family members.  2018 and beyond provided an opportunity to reflect on much - yes, even my own mortality as while they were alive there was a cushion for denial - see, they're still living so it can't happen to me.  Then suddenly, its batter up - you're next (to my amusement if I go by the mortality tables for gender I am the next among my siblings).

The engagement of my daughter for later in 2019 brought much joy, but also a reminder of the passing of time.  I am extremely happy that she has found someone to share life with.

I am now within view of retirement - I'm estimating about 3 1/2 years or so away.  Its exciting; I wish I could do the retirement without the years on the odometer.  I'm looking forward to a few years where I do what I choose when I choose to do it.  When I was young, I remember my dad expressing to me, "you'll be bored...".  No, I disagreed then and definitely disagree now.

In the meantime, my wife and I have been contemplating life changes and downsizing.  Where to live and how to get there.  I'm ready for a change; until then I continue to read, walk and spend another day on the planet.

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