On October 31st, I officially stopped doing all paid work. I’ve been cutting back my hours with Georgia Right to Life for about seven years now; from 4 days a week in the office to three; then, two days from home to one. It’s been a gradual “retirement.” And, now I will be going on to their Executive Committee as the Treasurer for the next two years. Since I’m not ready to leave my active pro-life work this will provide another transition.
I don’t know what will happen at the end of the two years, however, that is not what I’m thinking about tonight. I’m trying to decide what I’m going to do for the next twenty. Praise God, I am in excellent health and have longevity in my genes. So, Lord, what’s the plan?
There have been ideas swirling around in my head for at least the past month or two. Should I write that novel I have been wanting to write since I’ve been 15 years old? Maybe, I should teach again. After all, I am a PhD in Psychology and have taught in Universities. Perhaps it’s time to give talks about my Catholic faith journey and do some of that formal evangelizing stuff. Or, I could live the life of a Benedictine Oblate. (Just kidding. . .maybe.)
God’s plan for this end part of my life has not been revealed to me yet. So I keep praying, “What now, Lord;” then write a list of Christmas cakes and cookies that I’ll be baking this year. Now, that’s something that I haven’t done in about five years and am going to really enjoy. Yum!
2 responses to “Okay. What Now, Lord?”
What an exciting time in your life! I’m not at an age to retire but I am at a major transition in my career and also listening very hard for the Lord’s guidance. It’s nice to have time to catch up on my reading and go on retreats, though. What would your novel be about?
The book will be a fictionalized account of a personal pro-life story. I will probably collaborate with my oldest daughter on it. This is not really the first books I have written. Back in 1998, my youngest daughter and I wrote a weight-loss book together. Thanks for reading and commenting on this. I will keep you in my prayers, Please keep me in yours.