Retirement Time

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  1. Ima Teacher

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    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. :)
     
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  3. Missy

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    Congratulations!
    I retired last May (this was the plan long before Covid was heard of), and my husband (not a teacher) is retiring today. We are older than you and your husband, but looking forward to time for other projects and spending lots of time with our baby granddaughter.
     
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    Congratulations!
    I will be retiring at the end of next school year and can't wait.
     
  5. Guitart

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    Congrats! I got you covered. Being a teacher IS my retirement job:)
     
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    So happy for the both of you. Enjoy retirement.
     
  7. SpecialPreskoo

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    Dang, I didn't realize you were that old. I thought you were younger than me! I have one more year before I could retire but I'm going to stick it out longer.

    ENJOY RETIREMENT!
     
  8. swansong1

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    Enjoy! We have been busier in retirement (doing fun things) than we were when we worked.
     
  9. Mrs. K.

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    Congratulations! I do wish I had had a better idea of what I wanted to do with myself before I retired.
     
  10. Pi-R-Squared

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    Congrats on your retirement!
     
  11. MrsC

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    This is what I need to figure out. I know that I'm going to make a big move, but don't know what I'll do once I get there.
     
  12. rpan

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    I’m two decades from retirement and I’m slightly envious! Enjoy
     
  13. whizkid

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    Same here
     
  14. creativemonster

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    More than slightly envious - and very happy for you!!! I started later in life, so already older than you and still have years (and years) to go.
     
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    My Mentor was an amazing teacher and she said she never misses it at all. May the next step of this journey be fabulous!!! You have earned it!
     
  16. mrsf70

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    Yep, me too, but congrats, Ima!
     
  17. TeacherNY

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    Me too :(
     

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