Tuesday, July 3, 2012

I'm done!



Today is my last day of work. Ever. After 35 years of working at Florida State University, I am retiring. It's a good feeling. This is a picture of the arch over the main gate at FSU. I took it yesterday when I was leaving the office on my way home.

22 comments:

Cathy Hudspeth said...

Congratulations!!! What a great way to cap off your career but with your daughter's graduation the day before! I remember both my boys' graduations from FSU - a triumphant day for sure. And now for your second act . . .

Cathy Hudspeth said...

Whoops - didn't see there was a time gap between your two posts.

Ms. Moon said...

LOIS!!!!'
Congratulations! You are beginning a new chapter and I think this is wonderful!

Dianne said...

congratulations! enjoy

the photo has a wonderful feeling of freedom

Clytie said...

Congratulations Lois!

What a wonderful way to greet this new chapter in your life!

P.S. I've missed you!!!

Frank said...

That's a huge change in lifestyle and one that takes a bit of adjustment...but you will love the freedom to explore and embark on new adventures and journeys. ENJOY!!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I am sure you have accomplished a lot of worthwhile contributions to an important institution of higher education and can look back on your career with satisfaction and can look forward to your future activities with anticipation.

And of course there is more time with your grandchildren in your future.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Hey congratulations!! What are your plans now?

I have 35 years in the natural gas business. I think that I'm good for about 10 more, if somebody will keep me employed.

Cezar and Léia said...

It's wonderful!Congratulations chérie!
purrs and love to your heart
Léia and little LUNA

Jack said...

Congratulations, Lois! I retired on July 1, 2010, so I have a two year headstart on you. Enjoy the freedom that comes with retirement. I look forward to seeing some of it through your blog.

Pam :) said...

Wow, after 35 years of going to collage you deserve to relax and go birding whenever you want to!

Congratulations on your retirement from FSU, Lois aka Tally Bird Lady.

I look forward to seeing more of your sweet smile :)
Pam 2

Rob and Mandy said...

I remember joking with you about this 3 years ago... Enjoy!!!

Lowell said...

A terrific way to exit FSU after all those years. Congratulations and I know you'll enjoy your retirement. It was the best thing I ever did. The thing is, though, you'll find that you'll be busier than ever. I don't understand how that works, but that's the way it is!

The difference is you can be busy doing the things you really enjoy!

Best wishes, and it's very nice to have you back on CDP!

Lisa Wilson said...

Congratulations!!! Enjoy your retirement!!

Birdman said...

Congrats! It looms on the horizon for me also.

Jenn said...

WOW!! Congratulations and all the best.

biebkriebels said...

Hee Lois you are back! That must be strange to end your professional life after 35 years. A new part will start now. The best part is the freedom you get, no boss, go whenever you want, get up at your own time, no ringing alarmbell next to your bed etc., etc., etc.

Halcyon said...

Happy retirement Lois!!! And I'm glad to see that you're back in the blogging world. :)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Congratulations Lois, happy retirement i think you have certainly earned it. Love your 'retirement' image.

SRQ said...

Congratulations! 35 years at one institution is an impressive achievement. Enjoy your time with your grandchildren. Hopefully, you'll have more time too for blogging!

Tamera said...

Congratulations on your retirement, Lois! Enjoy your grandbabies! I'm looking forward to seeing more of you in the blogosphere :^)

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Congratulations. A new world of possibilities opens.