I announced my intention to retire from my job the other day. When I told my boss he asked if I was thinking about it or did I already decide and was going to do it. I said I already decided and was going to do it.
We announced it to my peers and later to my management team. I told them I'm going to stay home for a while and heal my body and mind, take a vacation with the Mrs., figure out what retirement means to me and then see if it will stick. Almost everyone believes I'll be back in the rat race soon. I want to prove them wrong.
It will take a while to wind down but I expect more blog posts. After all, what else am I going to do with my time?