Today is the last day of my weekly part-time employment for this school year, 2015-2016. I begin my summer vacation, tomorrow. This vacation will run from June 3rd until August 18th.
I will focus on enjoying my home and gardens this summer. Taijquan playing, walking, gardening, weightlifting, and teaching yoga and taijiquan will be my somatic practices; albeit modified to help my right hip and right knee to mend from a recent hard fall I took while running. I intend to travel to Oregon and Washington. Plenty of reading and writing on hot summer afternoons. Family visits and outings. Researching the subject of Hedonism.
I work part-time, 3 days and 24 hours a week for the Corning Union Elementary School District serving 2,100 students in grades K-8. I've worked part-time for the CUESD since 1999. I am a classified supervisor. I have managed five libraries, textbooks and consumables, websites, educational software support, and have written and managed budgets for $4.5 million in grants for the district. I work as a substitute teacher as needed. It has been an enjoyable, challenging, and worthwhile employment opportunity.
I have decided that the upcoming 2016-2017 school year, which runs from August 18th, 2016 until June 3rd, 2016 will be my final year at this job. I will be 71 years of age when I retire in June of 2017. I have been employed since I was 15 years old - 54 years of work.
Hopefully, I can live a few more years and remain in good health and be able to enjoy myself, prosper, learn, create, and contribute something positive to others.