This year I decreased my commitment even further working all day Monday and the mornings on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. I didn't ask for this wonderful timetable it just fell that way!
So it was with sadness, but also great excitement for the future that I handed in my written notice to take early retirement from September 1st, which actually means July 18th. I didn't need to resign at this early a stage, but as the decision had been made before Christmas there didn't seem much point in prolonging the process. It also means that my headteacher can plan for the future.
I still love my job but there are so many other things I would like to experience and not be ruled by school holidays. There are places to visit, a language to learn, gardens to tame, homes to improve, preserves and cakes to be made and most of all family and friends to spend more time with.
Work, would just get in the way!