I find the sharpness of disparity to my liking. A sizeable retirement community exists along side a huge college population. These two communities come together and interact. A considerable military family intersperses with folks who wage peace. All these dissimilar elements come together and their interplay creates wonderful theater for students of human nature. This lively community has steady sources of entertainment and the price of admission is cheap. Being human is the ticket and the line between performer and audience is naught. As a witness and recorder of human activity, this location provides me with ample opportunities to dabble in language arts. Others of my ilk welcome me into the local community. It feels good to receive feedback that offers encouragement to join in locally. I feel the pull to stay.
Another decision I hoped to mull over since leaving my place of work in February was whether to begin early retirement. I had previously thought I would stay fully employed until age seventy. I now am considering drawing Social Security this year. Since arriving , I have been introduced to a considerable network of volunteers. This offers a alternative way to engage in useful, caring, and essential work that does not involve a full time job commitment. There exists a community of folks who are trying to succeed in this alternative endeavor. I feel the pull to join in. I appreciate feedback that indicates I am a welcome and needed member of this set. The key word is supplemental income.
When I choose to stay here for a bit, I also stated, I would from time to time, glance at my feet to see if I was sprouting roots. Today, I will contemplate that aspect and report tomorrow.