I've been thinking about retirement. I'll be pretty young when I retire. And I definitely don't want to sit around, watch TV, or complete endless lists of things that need to be done. I gave up the lists a while ago. I'm living on more of an "ad hoc" basic these days. And that feels good.
Anyway, I do make plans when it comes to work. I have to do that with my job as a department head. Reality is that I want to live one day at a time but also need to give consideration to career plans.
So this brings me to an idea that I've hatched. I'm thinking about submitting a proposal to be a Waterkeeper for some rivers in the southern part of the state. It's a non-profit group, the Waterkeeper Alliance, and acts as a watchdog for the waterways. I know the local Waterkeeper for the Harbor and it sounds like an ideal "volunteer" job for me.
There are lots of reasons to want to monitor the rivers and work to keep them at status quo or better. Here are just a few of those reasons:
You get the picture(s) right?
Finally, this is what I'm grateful for today:
- Thankful for a few days of warmer than usual temperatures
- Grateful for some good sharing at my home group meeting last night where we talked about humility
- Grateful that I no longer feel the need to let arrogance block me from others
- Grateful for another day in which I meet with a sponsee tonight and then go to a meeting
- Grateful for looking out a picture window for 28 years and seeing the Harbor and the city in the distance.