I am retiring at the end of this school year and already I am facing some difficult decisions about things to let go of. Such as, on a reduced income, what are the things I really don't need? What are things I can do without? Others are, letting go of being the authority at school. Being the principal has always meant I made decisions for the building. Now, I will be saying things like, let's let the new principal decide that, or lets hold off on that decision until they name the new principal. Not an easy thing to do.
So for now, I will look at what I will let go of financially.
1. Clothing budget to be cut by 25% for now.
2. Gasoline by 25%.
3. Eating out for dinner by 50%.
I can see I am not quite ready to face the reality of retiring quite yet! Good thing I started thinking about it now!