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Old 09-12-2014, 06:03 PM   #1
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Last day on this job...just a few easy days left

Today feels like FIRE day. It is my last day working in my present position, 8-12 hr/d, on my feet for about 2/3 of it. For all intents and purposes, I'm done.
I have the overwhelming feeling of being present in my own life, for the first time in many years. It is a very quiet and very amazing feeling.

Next week I do the fill in position at another hospital, in an emergency situation, work way way way less, get paid more, and will work no more than 2 weeks/month. Everyone knows I'm done in December.

On my way home I went to one of the PA Wine and Spirits stores and picked out the most expensive bottle of champagne I have ever bought. (OK, I haven't bought champagne in years). I stood there in front of all that champagne and wanted to post a message right then and there to you all.

I think the reality of this doesn't sink in immediately but comes on gradually.
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Congrats and all the best! Enjoy your freedom and every sip of that most expensive Champagne…
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Old 09-12-2014, 06:37 PM   #3
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Congrats on the milestone! Enjoy your champagne. I, too, am dependent on the PA State Store system (enough said).
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Old 09-12-2014, 06:44 PM   #4
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Congrats and enjoy the champagne! On this rare occasion getting a little tipsy is okay.
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I am very happy for you. Break out the bubbly and savor the flavor.
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Old 09-12-2014, 07:16 PM   #8
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Enjoy the champs.... You managed to come up with the perfect glide path from the stressful job - a part time, lucrative, less stressful transition job.

Congratulations.
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YAY for you - enjoy!
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Old 09-12-2014, 08:32 PM   #10
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Congrats on the transition. Enjoy the new post!
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Old 09-12-2014, 10:46 PM   #13
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Today feels like FIRE day. It is my last day working in my present position, 8-12 hr/d, on my feet for about 2/3 of it. For all intents and purposes, I'm done.

I have the overwhelming feeling of being present in my own life, for the first time in many years. It is a very quiet and very amazing feeling.



Next week I do the fill in position at another hospital, in an emergency situation, work way way way less, get paid more, and will work no more than 2 weeks/month. Everyone knows I'm done in December.



On my way home I went to one of the PA Wine and Spirits stores and picked out the most expensive bottle of champagne I have ever bought. (OK, I haven't bought champagne in years). I stood there in front of all that champagne and wanted to post a message right then and there to you all.



I think the reality of this doesn't sink in immediately but comes on gradually.


This thread is nothing without pictures!.😄🎉


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I think I'm going to rain on your parade. What you have to do is:



Wait until December and buy a bigger more expensive bottle. You'll have a lifetime to finish it. Enjoy.
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Old 09-13-2014, 02:16 AM   #16
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I think I'm going to rain on your parade. What you have to do is:



Wait until December and buy a bigger more expensive bottle. You'll have a lifetime to finish it. Enjoy.

I agree entirely. This just feels like a big transition. And is was supposed to be the retirement. Until about 3 weeks ago, it was.


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Old 09-13-2014, 09:31 AM   #17
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I have the overwhelming feeling of being present in my own life, for the first time in many years. It is a very quiet and very amazing feeling.
Enjoy your new found refreshed life ! Congratulations !
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Sounds wonderful. Enjoy coasting to a full stop come December! Congrats!
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Slowing down and part-timing into Dec sounds like a great way to make the transition. Congrats and getting over the hard part, it is all down hill now!
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Congrats! I think your transition plan is great.
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