Today is the two year anniversary of my retirement. I remember mentioning previously that my GP had told me that it takes fully two years to adjust to the retired life. At the time I was a bit dubious, however, she has proved to be right. In looking back I can see a progression and an acceptance. And I am now like many an older person who claims never to have time for anything. OK – it is largely because of the joy of the early morning cuppa and a leisurely start to the day, and somehow there are so many things to see and enjoy. This is a special part of the world to live in. There is the ever changing play of sky upon mountains and hills, and the delights of nature are ever present. I am also enjoying re-reading favourite books and am constantly surprised at how different they seem when seen with the older eye and the added years of experience.
Many a minister spends time writing memoirs or plays at doing the bits of ministry they enjoy. I still hanker after doing some creative writing. Maybe this will be a possibility as I become more centred in Dalamory and my new life.