Somehow I blinked and went from being the youngest person in the building to being the oldest. In some ways it feels like I just started my career, but in other ways it feels like I have been a teacher forever. DH submitted his retirement paperwork this week, and he will be retiring at the end of this school year after 27 years at the same school. I have decided to follow suit, and I will be retiring in November after 28.5 years with the same district. We will be 52 and 51, so now we get to decide what our next adventure will be, which is both exciting and terrifying.