Sunday, January 1, 2017
2017 Will Be a Year of Change for Me
For a long time I have tentatively planned to retire at the end of 2017. Barring something unforeseen I will follow through with that plan. In September I will have completed 25 years of employment at my university which will qualify me for benefits including a pay out for unused vacation time. By then I will be over 68 years old and it will be time for me to leave.
I have worked from 1974 just after I received my masters degree in chemistry until the present. I had a few periods of unemployment early on, but I have work continuously since 1982. Most of my pension in in TIAA, but I have funds in other retirement accounts. I feel that I have planned well for retirement and can be become a gentleman of leisure.
Later on this year I will write some blog entries reflecting on my career.