So today was an early day as usual. I retrieved all the items for today’s lab. I made and ran the worksheet I needed. Before school started, the principal asked to speak to me. A change was in the making and she let me know it was OK to submit my paperwork for retirement right away. I had offered to hold off for a short time if it benefited the school. In my mind this is a clearing of the way to one more step toward my goal. I am grateful for her letting me know that all was well on her end. I felt free to discuss my future plans as the topic came up.
My late night at school yesterday paid off. I had more on task time and lab time because of all I accomplished. I will admit I foolishly thought I could complete two labs today, but that was not to be. The simple lab for today makes the concept understandable for my students. I love aha moments in class.
During my prep period I received a call from the SS/Medicare assistance person helping me with my retirement drama. She offered some new information that explained some possibilities for insurance. I do not have the “quarters” needed for Medicare so any help I can get I will gladly accept. I am working hard to clear a path toward having medical care as I enter the next phase of my life.
I finished my school day and off I went to get my tattoo. I have been thinking of this for a long time. It represents so much of who I am. The butterfly is for my mom. I always knew of her obsession but when I cleaned out her house after she left this cycle on earth I discovered many many more. As I cleared her house per her instructions I knew butterflies would be my sign from her. The purple ribbon represents my struggle fibromyalgia. It is a roller coaster I am riding and have been for years. In the butterfly wings are the four initials of my grandchildren. I am grateful that this tattoo represents my past, my present, and my future. This tattoo is a clear sign that I am ready for the life of retirement where I can do what I want, when I want, and how I want to do it.
My spouse is still at the tattoo parlor having more work done on his body art. I had leftovers for dinner and now I am going to just chill or take a nap or read a book. I think I am practicing for my future. I am grateful for the clearing of the tangled web that exists when attempting to retire.