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I did it - I retired today!

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grannyactivist Fri 01-Apr-22 06:37:50

Yesterday I retired - seven years after setting up a charity to help homeless and vulnerably housed people. I’ve loved the job and learned so much from my colleagues and, especially, the clients, but I finally reached the point where I couldn’t continue without significantly damaging my health. It was a job with no financial reward, but the satisfaction I achieved was more than sufficient recompense.

Some of you will remember we were looking for volunteers to carry on the work and I’m happy to report that there’s now a team of eight people who are already enthusiastically doing the job. So I can leave knowing that the charity is in good hands.

Now my focus is on restoring my health, shedding some excess weight and looking forward to spending more time with my family who are all very relieved that I made it out alive! 🤪

I also have a new grandchild on the way - so exciting. 👶🏼

Jaxjacky Fri 01-Apr-22 06:42:06

What lovely news to read first thing, many congratulations grannyactivist for the job you’ve done and leaving at the right time for you 👏👏.
I hope you thoroughly enjoy your retirement 💐

ShazzaKanazza Fri 01-Apr-22 06:57:09

That’s wonderful news have a wonderful retirement knowing you have given so much to other people in your job. Time to concentrate on you now. 💐🥂

Mollygo Fri 01-Apr-22 06:57:20

Congratulations grannyactivist on the work you’ve been doing and the achievement of retiring!
Wishing you success in the future ambitions you mention! 👏👏

Pantglas2 Fri 01-Apr-22 07:04:01

How wonderful grannyactivist!

I did it five years ago (to the day) and haven’t regretted a minute in spite of loving my last job - hope you think the same and enjoy all the new things coming to fill your days 💐

Calendargirl Fri 01-Apr-22 07:05:07


sodapop Fri 01-Apr-22 07:12:41

Congratulations on a job well done grannyactivist now enjoy your retirement and your new grandchild.

kittylester Fri 01-Apr-22 07:15:12

Well done ga. Enjoy!

Urmstongran Fri 01-Apr-22 07:15:50

Excellent news grannyactivist and very well deserved by the sound of it. I wish you a long, happy and healthy retirement.

FannyCornforth Fri 01-Apr-22 07:16:48

Congratulations! 💐 🥂

Chocolatelovinggran Fri 01-Apr-22 07:21:01

What a lovely post- congratulations grannyactivist. Welcome to the world of the retired, and with so much to look forward to, I'm sure that you will love it. ❤

baubles Fri 01-Apr-22 07:22:21

Congratulations ga. Enjoy everything about this new chapter of your life.

PECS Fri 01-Apr-22 07:32:16

Congratulations! Pleased that you have found people to carry on the work you started. That will help you to properly retire , rebuild your health and enjoy this new chapter with your family. Take care and enjoy!

GrannyGravy13 Fri 01-Apr-22 07:33:48

It’s your time now grannyactivist go for it 😘

M0nica Fri 01-Apr-22 07:43:45


Beechnut Fri 01-Apr-22 07:53:51

Congratulations grannyactivist. Enjoy your retirement 💐

Casdon Fri 01-Apr-22 07:55:47

Thanks for all you’ve done grannyactivist, devoting seven years to this cause is so much needed, and I’m glad you’ve left it in good hands. Time now to enjoy yourself and learn how to chill!

silverlining48 Fri 01-Apr-22 08:01:40

Congratulations GA and well done fir all the good work and enjoy your retirement. You deserve it. flowers

toscalily Fri 01-Apr-22 08:04:10

Well done on setting up and giving seven years to the charity, now time to take care of yourself. Congratulations on your retirement.

ginny Fri 01-Apr-22 08:08:53

Time for you now . Enjoy!

Oldnproud Fri 01-Apr-22 08:10:51

I'm delighted for you, grannyactivist.
I hope you enjoy your well-earned retirement, and that the new team keeps up the great work that you've been doing.

Iam64 Fri 01-Apr-22 08:12:33

Congratulations on joining the happy band of retirees grannyactivist. It’s great to hear your charity will continue.
Let it all go now and move into the next phase of your interesting life

Grandmabatty Fri 01-Apr-22 08:18:53

Well done! And what a worthwhile thing to be able to have done. I hope you feel proud of your achievements but also ready to relax. When I retired I knew I would find the change difficult so I had a few projects ready to go. Some I started before retirement, others as soon as I had left my job teaching. That helped ease me into it. I took up art and find it absorbing. Now, four years and two grandchildren on, I rarely have days when I'm bored. I hope your health improves and you find joy in retirement.

Sar53 Fri 01-Apr-22 08:21:09

Congratulations Grannyactivist enjoy your retirement xx

Redhead56 Fri 01-Apr-22 08:22:32

Best wishes to you in your well earned retirement.💐