Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Re-retiring . . . or a Second Retirement

Yes, I'm retiring at the end of May from my position at Maharishi School as news writer and social media support.

I'm enjoying the countdown, and I'm making plans.

Some have asked, "What are you going to do?"

Well, I plan to continue engaging in life-supporting activities. I'll just have more time and choice as to what those life-supporting activities will be. To answer one question: no, I won't just be sitting around doing nothing. If I'm "doing nothing," it will be the productive "nothing" of meditation. Even in retirement, TM will still be a useful and effective preparation for activity.

  • reading and writing
  • being supportive of my wife's new business
  • being a good parent and grandparent
  • gardening
  • bicycling and bike camping
I have a few other possibilities, but first I want to focus on self and family. I've enjoyed my job this year, but there are some things I want to do that are more difficult when I have to show up to work five days a week. Bicycling and gardening, for instance. When the weather is right, I want to be able to take off, even if it's a Tuesday or Wednesday. That will be an enjoyable freedom.

So . . . this week and next week. More time for this blog, too. Good thoughts to my co-workers, and happy trails ahead.

Copyright 2015 by Thomas L. Kepler, all rights reserved


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