So crazy, truly. I am sitting here on the morning of my first day of retirement, a morning already complete with reading with my amazing husband, and just in awe that I have "retired" to something new, to something "so truly lovely." There is something so remarkable about just knowing that God has called you to something else and there is something about taking a step of faith and KNOWING it is good, very good. You know it is a God thing when you walk away from a great salary, a free car/fuel card/insurance, discounts at Apple, and bonuses :) But everything truly great should cost something that is just good.
My friend Seng reminded me that when I used to work for Novartis I said my dreams were to marry my prince charming and retire early. Thank you, friend, for reminding me that dreams really do come true.
I will start blogging oodles more but in the mean time, here is a list of things for the first week that I am so excited to do.
Study a world map. I am tired of not knowing where places are.
Organize the pantry/closets (including purging the superfluous clothes), craft stash, etc.
Hear people's stories. There have been so many people I haven't been able to just sit and talk to and I am so excited to hear where people's hearts are and what is moving them.
A craft/sister day. Oh how I adore her.
And to just be a wife to the most beautiful man I have ever met, ever. I prayed that I would marry a man that would provide, protect, lead and make me know more of the expanses of what love is. I am beyond in love with you, babe. God is so good.