Something new is waiting to be born.
That something is called the next phase of my life. I have a decision to make by October 10th. If I choose one way, everything will be different. If I choose another, things will likely change anyway (isn’t that the nature of life?)
I’ve been offered a fairly attractive early retirement package. This isn’t the first time, but it’s the first time I’ve seriously considered taking the offer.
I’ve got to tell you, this is a very hard decision for me.
I love the work I do. But.
The rules regarding telecommuting are changing. The role of my group has changed and there’s less need for what I do. I could likely transition to a different group, but see the bit about telecommuting.
Also, I’ve survived layoffs for 10+ years; at this point it feels like a matter of time.
On the other hand, as I said, I love the kind of work I do. I like my colleagues and have a great manager. So this is a very hard decision for me.
I’m still in the anger/denial stage of processing this decision. Acceptance comes after a decision is made either way.
After the 10th I’ll likely provide an update here. Until then …
These two pictures aren’t related to the post, but I took them while out riding my bike today so thought I’d share.