Letting Go


In April, I retired.

Six weeks later, I un-retired.

Well, not really. Here’s what happened.

I worked for the last ten years as the Controller of a large(ish) mail-order and online business. It was a terrific job, especially after fifteen years at an exciting but extremely stressful gigantic media organization.

For ten years, I had interesting work, but not crazy-stressful. I had a small nice staff in Accounting, and all my co-workers were cooperative and smart and friendly.

But at 65, I was ready to retire. I wanted to spend more time on writing and other creative pursuits. I was just plain ready.

So a very capable replacement was found, and I was finally – after a year’s notice – on my way to my next self-invention.

When I left, the staff accountant was expecting. It’s a tiny Accounting staff – a Controller, an accountant, and an accounting clerk. So…

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