Monday, 19 August 2013

SEPTEMBER 3rd WILL BE...

... a BIG date for me x It will mark the anniversary of the very first day that I began working for the NHS as a student nurse 40 ... YES FORTY  ... years ago!! WOW that's scary xx

BIG anniversaries make you assess and re-assess what has happened in that time x and sometimes they cause BIG decisions to be made x

A HUGE decision for me is that I have completed the documentation and I will be retiring at the end of November x Its a scary thought .. but an immensely exciting one x

I will miss SOME of the people . but not all   I will miss NONE of the hassles or politics or frustrations that are an every day ... or night ... occurrence .. I have  41 shifts left to work .. there are some pre-booked holidays to take .. and then this LARGE portion of my life will be over x

mmmmmm wonder how ever will I fill my time ? Suggestions on a post card!! lol x

Keep smiling.. or in my case BEAMING ...xxxx

Diane xx

16 comments:

Sarah Lou said...

Congratulations! I'm sure it'll be a very deserved, and full, retirement!

DaisyChain said...

I've a feeling that this time next year you'll be wondering how you fitted in the time to work.
Congratulations on your big decision and enjoy your well deserved retirement.
x

quiltmania said...

Congratulations, you will love it!

the running hare said...

I'm so jealous, I've got a year to go before retirement( if I last that long). You'll be so busy you won't even notice not working.

loulee said...

Very exciting.
Trust me, you will find plenty to fill your retirement with. I see lots of creativity in your future.
Enjoy your holidays.

mammafairy said...

well, I am not sure, how on earth will you cope with, no night shifts? No uniform to press? not having to time your sewing around work?

It is a very wise decision, and a momentous one. Well done for making it!

Ali Honey said...

Congratulations on the 40 years - that is a great contribution to Society.
I think with the pressure off you will find all your activities even more enjoyable. Lots of stitching or whatever else takes your fancy. Enjoy!

Smimmymoo said...

Like! x

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

oh do enjoy the countdown, and then think of the time to sew!

Catherine said...

I'm so grateful to anyone working for the NHS. I hope you have a fantastic time - I'm sure you will, and after your 40 years you deserve it. x

Michele said...

Good for you! I hope some day to be able to retire. And I'm sure you will find SOMETHING to fill your abundant free time.

Michele said...

Good for you! I hope some day to be able to retire. And I'm sure you will find SOMETHING to fill your abundant free time.

Podunkpretties said...

Congrats! Sounds like you have planned a lot of fun and excitement!

Maggi said...

Congratulations on 40 years. You are going to enjoy your retirement and I can heartily recommend it.

Helen in the UK said...

What a milestone! Huge congrats and look forward to seeing what you create after you retire :)

Janice Smith said...

You will love every moment of retirement and having the luxury of time to do whatever you may wish.