The project I’ve been working on for the last two years came to a close last week. It’s not particularly sad, and in my line of work they all eventually end. The successful conclusion means another job well-done. Still, leaving behind friends and moving along to the next thing always creates some turbulence and this time it feels more pronounced.

For the last twenty-five years whenever one project ended I would enjoy a month or two of downtime before going back to work on another project.

But now, nearly sixty-years on, I’ve started wondering if this might be the best time to simply retire? Or if not quit working entirely, perhaps it’s time to look for a new opportunity - something completely different - a career change.

The kids are thru college and out of the house and at this point access to health insurance is more important than income meaning I can afford to take a substantial pay cut to move into some more interesting realm of employment.

On the other hand, I’ve grown accustomed to having as much time off-work as I wanted every year and it would be tough to take a job that offers only minimal vacation time. I’m not really sure what I will do moving forward but the downtime won’t be wasted.

I’ve suddenly acquired more potential hobby time and I plan to take advantage of it. More time on the air, more time for projects, and more time for writing about it. The log and the blog will continue to grow…