Well, the day is here! That first Monday of the new year. This first Monday is even more special, it is my last day of my 28+ year career at Intel. I have been communicating in my blog from time to time on this day coming. My thoughts on should I retire or not, a list of some of the folks that made my time special at Intel and my last internal blog post. I have had a retirement party or two… Got time to talk old war stories with many of the folks that were with me on my journey the past 28 years. We looked back and laughed! We reviewed the good times and some of the “not so” good times. The fact over the past months of making my decision, I was still going into the office the next day. That is not true today. This is the last day!I will be riding an emotional roller coaster today!
This was not an easy decision to make, but I know I made the right decision. My wife asked me this morning, “how you feeling?” My simple answer was, “pretty strange.”
- I am excited about what the next journey will bring. A little scared at the same time!
- I am happy for all of the people I have met over those 28 years. A little sadden by the fact, that I know I will not get to see some of them in the future.
- I am happy that I will not be sitting in a gray 6×8 “veal pen” or better known as a cubicle. A little sadden by the fact, that I have to empty out that cubicle – looking at those memories one last time.
- I am not looking forward to saying “good-bye” to folks.
Well, I guess I better get to it! One last drive, one last time parking the car, one last time walking in with an employee badge on, getting that last “free” soda – I think you get the point!