And still being a productive member of society. Today is my 70th birthday, and I don’t feel a day over 69! Today was a day much like any other. Wake up at 5:10AM, dress, eat breakfast (after feeding the owner), leave for work and arrive at 6:00 on the dot. Do my normal job, fend off dozens of emails, place some orders… We have a “birthday meeting” in our department, and the birthday person gets their choice of sweets. We had my favorite pineapple, and 2-bite cupcakes. And nobody sang Happy Birthday. Well, not until after work, when we went to a great local Chinese restaurant for Happy (birthday) Hour. That was fun, and my boss, and her boss both came.
I simply can’t imagine being retired, and not earning my keep. I love my work, and I learn something every day. I help solve problems, and keep the company running. It just feels great to be valued. I don’t want to stop working, and have to live off others, even if I’ve earned it. I like making my own decisions, and having something to get up for in the morning. I’m on the Clint Eastwood Retirement Plan. He is over 90, and still working at his trade, directing and starring in movies. When he retires, maybe I’ll think about it.
Or, maybe I’ll continue on the Rabbi Daniel Lapin Retirement Program. Don’t.