Today was the last day of my working life. The first day of my life in retirement.  I say farewell to 3 years at the Huntsman Cancer Hospital, 7 years at the University Hospital mailroom, and a total of nearly 15 years at the University of Utah. I have been punching a time clock since I was 16 years old and it is now time to not be doing that anymore, to be living on my own schedule, and not meeting other peoples’ expectations. It has been a long road, and often not very pleasant.  But I have persevered. And now I have realized the accomplishment of setting realistic goals and methodically working my way towards them. It is a good feeling. I wouldn’t have imagined that I would even be doing this 10 years ago. There have been a lot of setbacks, disappointments, and adjustments throughout my life. And this is what I have ended up with. And it doesn’t look half bad.