Getting back to “work”

Okay so my last post about being adrift got some serious attention from friends and family. As I see it, my situation is not unlike riding a bike tour. If I think about the entire retirement thing, I become overwhelmed. The solution is to start doing things. It doesn’t matter what they are just get at it.

So here’s a list of things I did today:

  • Woke up before sunrise and rode Big Nellie to DC Image may contain: bicycle, sky, outdoor and nature
  • Hang out with the gang at Friday Coffee Club
  • Ride home. Stop in the park to read the sports section of the paper and meditate
  • Eat lunch
  • Read the rest of the paper and my book on the deck
  • Order Neil and Liam Finn CD (released today) and some old Brandi Carlile CDs.
  • Order new bike light from REI
  • Watch Nats game on TV

So for the next several weeks I have a menu of stuff to choose from

  • Listen to Hamilton twice
  • See Hamilton in DC
  • Brunch with my grad school peeps
  • See some Nats games live (with my daughter!) and on TV
  • Do the 50 States Ride
  • Do the Boundary Stones Ride
  • Waterproof the underside of my shed (the floor gets wet when it rains)
  • See Juliet, Naked; a new movie based on the Nick Hornby novel
  • Re-read the novel
  • Ride the Whites Ferry loop (100-miles)
  • Ride the High Bridge Trail
  • Go to Friday Coffee Club and #bikedc happy hours
  • Pick up and drop off family members at IAD and BWI
  • Get vital records from New York State for my application to be placed on the Registry of Foreign Births. (This is the first step of my Irish passport application process.)
  • Plan next bike tour. Yeah, I’m already starting to get the itch again.
  • Re-establish non-bike activities including weight lifting, meditating, hiking and maybe even skating and swimming

That ought to keep me plenty busy. Or kill me.


4 thoughts on “Getting back to “work”

  1. My Dad used to tell me that he wasn’t sure how he got anything done before retiring, between travel, volunteering, and keeping up with 7 grandkids (at the time) in 3 cities his plate was full.

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