I will finish 30 years of teaching (all at the middle school level) at the
end of the 2006-07 school year and I will be 56 years old then, too. I am not
the most goal-oriented person in the world and while I look forward to
retiring, I know I will feel lost, too. I have no family to keep me busy in
retirement nor am I overly fond of traveling. I do a considerable amount of volunteer
work and have a lot of hobbies.
I am interested in hearing from those who retired from the classroom after a
30 year career and if they are glad they did--or have regrets. If this topic
is not appropriate for this list, you can e-mail me off-list.