On Failing Retirement

Mitch Schneider
January 14, 2020

I have failed my retirement according to a friend. I don’t have a problem with that. My retirement wasn’t planned nor was it voluntary. It was forced and for medical reasons at that. So, as far as I was concerned it wasn’t anything to look forward to. As a result, I’ve filled my retirement with all kinds of projects this blog included.

Consequently, I’m not sure that the characterization of what transpired is a fair one.

I managed my disease successfully enough to qualify for a stem cell/bone marrow transplant and have navigated the recovery that followed. I completed Misfire: What To do When Things Arent’ Running on All Cylinders and brought it to print on Amazon. I’ve created this space, the videos, and I’m about to see the audio version of Misfire come to life.

All in all, it’s been a pretty successful failure in my opinion, if that’s really what it is. And, it’s only going to get better and busier as far as I can see as I throw myself into the projects we talked about yesterday.

Someone said that if you love what you do or do what you love you’ll never work a day in your life. I did and I am now. If that’s the case, I ought to be the poster child for failing!

PS Look for me on Wrench Nation, 3:00PM PST, tomorrow.

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