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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Another Step Forward

I talked with my boss (who is in Georgia - I know, it's strange) today and he approved my request for a 1 September 2011 retirement date.  He forwarded my request letter up the chain of command to the next level. One down, two more to go.

I have mixed emotions about retiring, after all that two year assignment I was offered in the Middle East was so attractive (NOT!!!).

Plus, it will be so hard to leave my military career that I started at a young age.

Actually my parents must have thought I was destined for military service because they dressed me up in this Marine uniform when I was about 4 years old.  Hope they weren't disappointed when I joined the Coast Guard. ;c)

So, another step forward.

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  1. yippee for the step forward!..September 1, 2011 is less than a year away!! will be here before you know it!!

  2. Another step forward, MARCH ON!!
    Employers can certainly make retirement attractive at times. But it is still a big change and can be difficult to "leave it all behind."


  3. Retirement for me wasn't that bad, as I was just ready. I think it's more difficult for folks who feel they need an important postion or high powered job to be happy. As long as you prepare yourself mentally for it (of course going fulltimeing will really help) you'll be fine. I mainly missed the people, not the job.

  4. Great Photo... However, you are so much more than your career!!

    The Paul we know and love is the toilet paper holder maker who knows so much about diesel engines and writes a terrific blog that helps so many and adds so much to the RV-Dreams Family ;o)

    Once you retire, you will find out that most RVers do not care what you did, they want to know where you have been and where you are going... We can't wait to follow your adventure!!