It used to be that I was worried about what I was going to do when I retired. A lot of my emotional energy and my brainpower goes into my work, and I used to feel that I would be less myself – or only part of myself – once I no longer worked.
In the past few years, however, knitting and designing has come to be a major part of my life. I spend a lot of time knitting and thinking about knitting – so much so that I feel as though I will probably be able to stave off boredom pretty well.
And work is not what it used to be. Over and over again I am faced with the realization that the corporate world has gone downhill a lot (to my way of thinking anyhow). The personal touch is about gone. I really won’t miss working for a big corporate giant. I’d rather work for a really small company – like Twisted Fiber Art! It’s so yummy to go into my daughter’s studio and see all the fibery goodness filed neatly away.
Retirement for me is going to mean yarn, knitting, design and computers. I just can’t wait!