Big parts of my life have not been intentional. They just kind of happened.


I'm changing that.  As of now. 


I’ve been working as a professional since September 1975.  That first job was not really intentional.  I kind of wandered into it.  


Well, at some point I will retire.


Check that.  Not "at some point," but on March 1, 2024.  That's the day that I have chosen.  That's the day I'm planning around.


Rather than wander into retirement, I’m going into retirement intentionally.  I don’t recall that I’ve *ever* planned this far in advance.  And I am now planning what I will *do* with my time as a person without an employment obligation Monday through Friday for 48 out of 52 weeks each year.  I am planning what I will do.


I’m also planning for my death.  I’ve been inspired by the book Dying to Know by Andrew Anastasios.


So, retirement and death: that’s what is in front of me.  I’m planning for those.