It's been a wild ride since my last post. I decided to retire early and cut the cord officially in Q1 2018. It was the right decision at the right time! The time has flown by and I'm loving this life. Don't get me wrong, I had a great career and was privileged to work with incredibly talented individuals. The CEO, CFO and GC along with the SVP's of manufacturing were brilliant and hard-working! My team was the absolute best group of individuals anyone could hope for. But it was time to live a bit differently. Being outside during the day, enjoying nature and fresh air, less stress and drama, managing my time on my own terms has all been refreshingly wonderful. So here are some photos of how I've spent this precious time since retiring.
Keeping Miss Violet company - or Miss Violet entertaining me.
Watching the tide go out and my daughter doing daughterly things while Luke does dog things in East Boothbay, Maine
Finally setting up and trying out some of the Kenmores from Molly at On Board Fabrics http://onboardfabrics.com/ (photo shows Molly and the second floor of her shop)
A road trip to Valley Fabrics in Northampton with friends.
Sorting through photos (this little one is celebrating her 30th birthday this month)
Staring at the creature staring back at me! We are both very relaxed and comfy.
Celebrating new beginnings after a successful career at a surprise retirement party with friends and family.
In a very special place and working on a quilt project for a very special person that I've never met.
Enjoying a solo walk along the Blackstone River Canal at Riverbend Farm. And a number of walks with friends here and on other trails.
Watching the seasons go by.
These changes should allow me more opportunities to catch up on projects, start new adventures and perhaps post a little more often.