Retirement

Retired

Colin retired from technical writing in July 2017.

Although retired he still maintains an active interest in technical writing and continues as Sole Director of Colkea Pty Ltd.

Benefits

  • No more travelling to work each day
  • Time to think (and be mildly creative)
  • More time to catch up with family and friends
  • More time to spend on my interests

Downsides

  • Less opportunity to meet and work with interesting people of all ages, backgrounds and education, and learn more about them.
  • Initial feeling of isolation and being separated from the working world.
  • Thinking he’s no longer useful and won’t be contributing any more.

Tasks

  • Catching up with family and friends
  • Gardening, mainly using Australian natives
  • Unpaid website administration for a social club
  • Bush walking and walking around the local area
  • Reading, particularly on regenerative agriculture, although he enjoyed the Shetland series
  • Driving
  • Listening to music
  • Keeping up to date with technology