After I called the Retirement Service Center this morning, I realized I've been putting more energy into my Peace Corps dream and much less thought into the finality of retiring. Saying out loud my last day of work was like splashing cold water on my face.
I've been so intent on lining up my Peace Corps documents that I've almost ignored this other major change: my feelings around leaving friends, work et al. Now I'm hoping that the next couple months of work will give me time to process retirement as another life passage.
But secretly . . . I'm still waiting for that official PC invite in the mail!