February 25, 2022 (this day)

I’ve left my job of 25 years and I’m helping out there part time getting things in order. Among the things I’m grateful for is that they found something for me to do so I haven’t had to have a big, final goodbye. I’ve given up my desk and so I’m snacking from a corner of a table in mail room. This is a huge life change for me and I have no idea where it’s going. I worked in a day program for adults who have developmental disabilities for 25 years, and before that I worked at another. My mother started in the field when I was 5, and really I started then. Big change.

So far I have gone to many more AA meetings. Still mostly zoom, and one in person. I always figured I would go to more meetings in retirement as sort of a leisure activity, but I never imagined it would be possible from my home in my pajamas. I’m amazed and grateful, and mindful that a world-wide tragedy brought on this innovation.

Nothing else much is up with my day, though that’s enough! I have physical stuff from aging and from the character defect of gluttony (over-eating), and the challenge of fitting that into a new life style. I’d like to work (but never supervising people again) but am I physically up to it?

By the way, the stingy snack pictured was courtesy of my wife, who seems here to be aiding my determination not to over eat.

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