On Beyond Cancer

My life with metastatic breast cancer

Retirement Plans December 12, 2013

Filed under: Uncategorized — onbeyondcancer @ 5:55 pm

A few people have asked what I plan to do when I retire.    Of course I have two little boys who will be happy to have more of my time.  When I told them I wouldn’t be working after January, Ethan said “Yes! Now we can have more playdates.”  Haha.  So I think I’ll be a chauffeur.  What he doesn’t know is that while he is playing with his friends, I get to chat with their moms who are MY friends. 🙂


Doctor’s appointments, scheduling appointments, and dealing with insurance issues keep me busy for at least a full day every week.  I’ll have time to attend programs for cancer survivors like exercise classes, stress management, support groups, and information on new treatments available.


I’ve already talked with my boss about volunteering a little in the office.  I expect I will mostly be working on writing and editing articles and grants.


I’ve signed up to volunteer one morning a week at the Wellness Boutique at Somerset Medical Center.  They sell wigs, special lingerie and swimsuits, and other items that cancer patients need.  I figure that since I’ve used most of the items, I can probably help people who are wondering what they should pick.  The boutique manager is a great lady who has been a big help to me, so this will be a fun and hopefully fulfilling opportunity. 


A few other odds and ends I have planned…

  • Writing the school newsletter
  • Doing some cooking, especially baking muffins and breads
  • Organizing and decluttering my house
  • Using those awesome gift cards my coworkers gave me
  • Taking some trips to Florida to visit my sister 🙂 🙂



7 Responses to “Retirement Plans”

  1. Clarke, Wilford E Says:

    Sounds like. A set of plans to me 🙂

  2. Robin Says:

    You seem to have a lot planned. I wouldn’t be surprised if you end up busier than when you were working!

  3. Margie Says:

    WOW! And when you finish all those things, I may have to write you a to-do list for me!

  4. Jennifer Gilbertson Says:

    Sounds productive and relaxing at the same time–Amazing! You are a truly wonderful woman! Love & hugs, Jennifer

  5. sarakclarke Says:

    I like the last one, for sure. 🙂

  6. […] wrote last month about my retirement plans to do some volunteering at the Sanofi Aventis Wellness Boutique.  I talked to the boutique manager last week and she said […]

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