Retirement at Five Years and Counting

The last third of my life? So far it has been five years and four days. This period of relief is a bountiful thing. Performance standards, to do lists, annual reviews, and the competition with others are elements of my life that have drifted into nothingness.

I am doing what I have always wanted to do: helping those in need, reading the best fiction and non-fiction ever penned, and publishing my memoirs.

I have focused on several qualities in need of refinement in my soul: patience, tenderness and warmth. I am learning to tell better stories and connect to others more fully, particularly my wife of 41 years, Kristine.

Yes, I am old. Thank God I have lived long enough to be called old. It is one beautiful place to be.

H. Robert Rubin, memoirist and Amazon best selling author of Look Backward Angel and How Did I Get Through This? available on Amazon.