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Sunday, December 15, 2013

The Joys of Retirement!

It's been quite a while since I last posted and it's time to start back to tracking the Traveling Circus!  Just because I wasn't recapping shows didn't mean I was no longer following Taylor Hicks - au contraire!  Lots of shows have been seen, including 3 recent performances at Harrah's Casino in New Orleans!

Oh what shows they were!  If you missed them, especially Saturday night's show, you missed quite a spectacular performance!  Taylor, accompanied by Brian Less on the keys, sang "Louisiana 1927" which was fabulous!  The song gave me chills - that voice with just the keyboard.  Nothing better than these two guys together.  Absolutely nothing better!  Not even the beignets or frozen café au late at Café du Monde! 

I've been thinking a lot about how to use the blog going forward, and I keep coming back to a new series, and that's dealing with retirement! Yes, retirement!  Last January I made the decision that I was ready to retire.  I'd been working since I was legally old enough to do so and it was about time to turn the reigns over to the younger generations.  I'd prepared more tax returns that I ever expected to do, and with all the new laws coming in to play in 2014, it just seemed time to turn the reigns over to a younger generation.

My original plan was to retire in April 2014, but after a few months of figuring out a retirement budget and a granddaughter getting ready to start her senior year, it made more sense to retire in the fall after all the returns had been filed.  So in October, I bid adieu to a long career in accounting and tax preparation work to start the next phase of my life: retirement!

So that brings me to the topic at hand, the 'joys of retirement'!  Almost immediately I felt a sense of peace and a lack of stress!  I have experienced a great sense of relaxation since retiring.  I can travel when I want to or sleep in or stay up way past midnight!  It's all good!  And I've been doing just that! 

If you're interested in what I'm doing these days, follow my blog again!  From time to time I will be writing about my travels and other thoughts, and maybe educate once in awhile, (more likely bore you) and every so often provide a chuckle or two.  Whatever, come back often to see what's going on!

Feel free to leave comments, feedback or even questions!  I love a good challenge, so see if you can do that!  Later, faithful readers!  And Happy Holidays!

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