Retirement

Retired

July 2017

Although I am retired I maintain an active interest in technical writing and its advancement. I am available to assist organisations, particularly not for profits where my services would be provided for free.

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 I’m 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 I did enjoy the Shetland series
  • Driving
  • Listening to music
  • Keeping up to date with technology