My World and Welcome to It!

These are my thoughts and opinions about life in general. I also get daily prompts from DSP which inspire me to write. If I throw in some scrapbook pages I've done, photos I've taken, and stories about me, you will have an idea about my loony life!

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

What do I want to be when I grow up?

As I am staring retirement in the face, I'm having a lot of trouble deciding what I want to be "when I grow up." I had planned on retiring at the end of this school year from teaching, but then I was chosen Teacher of the Year for my school for the next school year. So, now I will stay one more year. My poor hubby was ready to retire when I did and now will wait another year until I decide what to do. I will officially retire on July 1 of this year and come back to work as a retired teacher. Now, I have to decide what I will do when I retire July 1 next year. I thought about being a seasonal national park service ranger so my husband and I can go to the different national parks. We love to hike, camp, and travel so that would take care of that. I also thought about being a special education consultant and open my own business. My last thought was to apply to the Department of Defense and teach special education overseas on military bases. I will be 47 when I officially retire so I will be young enough to have a new career. Gosh, I have so many options that I just don't know what I want to do. What a dilemma!


Bethy said...

47 and retiring?? WOW, you really do have the world at your feet! Your options so wonderful!! It all sounds so very exciting!

Meg said...

Wow!! I love all your choices! Personally, I think being a ranger would be amazing, but only as long as you get plenty of time off for exploring! How fun to have such great options!

heather said...

Teacher of the Year - WOW! I can't believe you are so young to be retiring! Don't envy that decision of what to do next - I'm hopeless at deciding that stuff..

Judyy said...

First, huge congrats on your award!!! Second, wow, what a great set of choices you've got. Personally, I'd prefer the ranger thing--all that outdoors time! But you've got some breathing time to think it over now. Have fun, no matter what.