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Re: Retired art teachers, new and excting careers?


From: BARBARA (artgal50_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Wed Mar 30 2005 - 07:01:31 PST

I do find that I am more tired than I used to be but I try to keep energized by doing new and exciting project with the kids. Also going back to school helps...BTW I am thinking about retiring and I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions for a new career based on the education and knowledge that we all have? I would like to do something new and exciting?
Barb in Texas wrote:
In a message dated 3/29/2005 11:15:12 PM Eastern Standard Time, writes:

I'm finding at the ripe age of 59 (ugh!) that I'm much more tired. Has anyone
else had that problem and have you figured out something that helps? I
should say that in the last 13 months I have been at 7 schools. Gail

Well, I might as well spill the beans! I will be 65 on April 10th and I don't intend to retire YET. Yes, I am more tired. I find I do not spring back as fast with a reserve of energy.
I intend to try to teach until 70. We have a science PH.D. on our staff that is 68 and he now teaches part-time.

My dad worked well into his 70's, was very active and only started to slow down when into his 80's but he was mentally with it until he died at 88. It all depends on how well your body holds up. We wear out like an old car.

Walking with a spring in my step,
Marsh in FL. ---