Liminality, short-timers disease

Two weeks to go until vacation. I’m getting strange feelings with retirement now only 12 working weeks away. It’s something like liminality. More on this in a few days.

And besides liminality, I’m fighting the urge to get short-timers disease. So far I’ve avoided it and am actually working even more than usual, but I can feel the pull a lot. When you don’t have much longer to go and you have plans that you are looking forward to, you get a feeling that you’re marking time. In my case, I really want to see if I can make a minimal living doing freelance writing. I’ve written over 20,000 words so far on a book about relocating to Bali. I’m about half-way done. Then I have to figure out how to sell it. And that is what is really occupying my mentally and intellectually at this time. 

My colleagues get really irritated when I mention how much longer I have to go, and I find that rather amusing. If they want to quit working, why don’t they? Money is such an addiction. Too bad that you have to have it.

I’m definitely going to miss teaching and students; I’m definitely not going to miss the rest of it. Hmm, I think that I’ve said this before.

The weather is getting better, but we still have quite a bit of rain. You never know from moment to moment if it’s going to rain or not. Everything is incredibly green here with all the rain. We have all sorts of fruits. I’m going to miss this place.

We still haven’t gotten more than a few inquiries about buying the house, and only two about renting it, but nothing more. I would like to get all this sorted out soon. It would be a shame to leave the house empty, and I would like the income. I told Su that we should drop the rental down a few million a month, and she’s thinking about it. Another idea is to rent it out to surfers. It would be seasonal and something of a pain to keep track of, but it could be done. I kind of like the idea as it would give me a reason to make a few trips over here occasionally. We’re going to think more about this in the coming weeks.

Well, time to get this week started. Parent-teacher conferences. My last.


~ by drbrucepk on March 10, 2008.

2 Responses to “Liminality, short-timers disease”

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    Chris Moran

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