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Welcome Newbies!!!
Old 06-07-2019, 04:44 PM
 
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Let the party begin (I think the sun is below the yard arm all across the country, right?)

Many thanks to beachgrass for the acrostic idea:

N = Now you can give away all your teaching stuff AND your alarm clock!

E = Everyone here welcomes you to the Happiest Board on PT!

W = Wait until school starts up in the fall and THEN you’ll appreciate retirement!

B = Bring it on!

I = Independence Day will no longer be bittersweet because you’re half way through summer already. And no more summer inservices, either!

E = Energy will suddenly reappear as you live each day of the rest of your life the way YOU want to!

S = So happy that you are joining us. Congratulations!



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Welcome to Retirement
Old 06-07-2019, 04:48 PM
 
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and the retirement board on PT! You are entering the "summer" forever zone.
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Itís time to party!
Old 06-07-2019, 04:57 PM
 
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Get your dancing shoes on!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gcVEhtojXlc

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HasaQvHCv4w

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And Sing Along!
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https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9hCRgsAQxqI

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Old 06-07-2019, 05:34 PM
 
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Welcome to forever summer!


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Wow, what a welcome!
Old 06-07-2019, 06:12 PM
 
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Thank you! I am happy to be a member of the retired teachers group as of two days ago (grin!)
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Old 06-07-2019, 06:22 PM
 
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You did it!!!! Laughter and tears I am sure.

Come back to this board in a few weeks....we love to,hear from you.
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Old 06-07-2019, 07:16 PM
 
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Congrats to all you newly retirees! Welcome to do what you want when you want days. You will love the freedom. Cheers to all of you!
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Just 2 1/2 days to go. Had a parent complaint just a few days ago. I sent their student to spend the rest of the day in the office because he attacked someone. Son went home and told them it didn't happen, and they believe the son and think I've had it in for him all year. If they could have seen my patient redirection, my affirmation, all my efforts...Ö Oh, well, the dad is an intimidating bully, but my P has my back. But I get to leave wacky parents behind.

Anyway, just 2.5 days and my mind is spinning. I'll come back here in a better mood in about 3 days.
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I'm joining you
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Thanks for the party and the warm welcome. I'm excited to be retired, but a little scared and worried too. It's such a huge life change. I know from reading this forum that this is common and I appreciate you all so much. I'm thrilled to finally join you.


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Old 06-08-2019, 10:29 AM
 
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I do not miss the wacky parents not one bit!
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Wah hooo!
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Welcome to the best board and a very fulfilling stage of your life!
Thank you for your dedication to a wonderful profession!
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Thank you!
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Gracias! Mahalo! Merci! Toda! Grazie! ありがとう! Danke sehr! do jeh! Khop Khun Mak Kha! Spasiba! 감사합니다! Takk! Efharisto!
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Have you considered a second career at the UN?

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Old 06-08-2019, 04:15 PM
 
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Those final days will fly by. Enjoy all your "lasts" and know that a very happy time awaits you in your new life.

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Old 06-08-2019, 04:18 PM
 
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We're delighted to have you join us, too! Welcome to the land of eternal Saturdays!

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Glad to be here!!
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Oh, how glorious to be on this board!! I left teaching after 33 years. I'm not sure what lies ahead, but it won't involve children!! It's been a great ride, but I'm happy to be done. Yay!
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It's been a great ride, but I'm happy to be done. Yay!


My sentiments exactly!!!!!
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"...But I get to leave wacky parents behind."
Old 06-09-2019, 05:03 AM
 
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Song of Joy, this is something I will not miss at all - wacky parents! I had a lot of good parents, but the few wacky ones take so much of the joy out of teaching - you are looking over your shoulder every minute and I hate that.
(I'm free, I'm free, I'm freeeeeeee!!!!!) (very big grin!)
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Itís official
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I am so glad to be officially retired.
Thank you for the great welcome.
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Sunday night!
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And we're not trying to plan lessons, correct the set of papers you ignored all weekend, wrap books to give the kids on the last day, and write report card comments.

Woo Hoo!

Welcome newbies. Is it starting to sink in yet?
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Welcome to the amazing world of retirement!
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Old 06-12-2019, 12:37 PM
 
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Anansi,

I love your post. It's a wonderful way to think of newly found freedom for our newbies. I'll admit that school start-up is the time when you are most likely to notice that you really are retired, since it's not officially summer vacation, just like any other year.

Here's to great health and happiness for all newbies! I had the misfortune of being retired for less than a month when I broke my ankle at Mount Saint Helens and had to have ankle surgery. The rest of my summer was misery as I learned to navigate around without two legs for a couple of months.

Congratulations to all!
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Welcome, y'all
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Everyone starting this new path has a progression that sorta different and sorta the same. It seems to partially depend on how good your last year was, what your expectations of yourself are, how you adjust to a sudden drop in required activity level, hobbies, relatives, commitments, etc.

This is a chance to find yourself, to explore interests you haven't had time to even think about, to discover interests you didn't know you had, to rest, to catch up.

It's perfectly ok to be in pajamas all day (saves changing at night); it's also ok to spring out of bed, dress and address chores, hobbies, fishing, whatever.

This is your time and no bells will ring to command your life. Heck, you even get to go to the bathroom whenever you want.
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Old 06-18-2019, 09:33 AM
 
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To the land of seven day weekends!!
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I'll catch all of you in 2055.
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