Well, it is a change of life stage time. It is with mixed emotions that I retired from the practice of pediatrics today. While I have greatly enjoyed my 38 years of working with children, there comes a time to move on. I set the date five years ago with my wife, it turns out it is the correct time for many more reasons.
I'm looking forward to sleeping past 6:30, not having late quick dinners due to being tied up at the office. But mostly I look forward to time with the love of my life, my wife. And having the energy to do things with her and the family.
For you the readers, I will still be around... maybe more. I have been posting about one recipe per week for the last year due to time and energy restrictions. I think it will increase, but there will also be some pauses with a skipped week occasionally. As they say, it will be what it will be.
Blogging is still enjoyable and a great hobby for me. So I'm now a "full-time" food blogger. Now that was not in my high school aptitude testing.
August 31, 2016
Rock on, Dr. Dan! We're rounding the last lap toward retirement ourselves. Not sure what that will look like when we get there, but we've done our best to save & plan - and we are excited to find out! Cheers to you and your wife, and thank you for this blog. Cooking only for two has been quite a challenge. Your site has made this transition much easier (with far less waste!). All the best to you & yours. Enjoy!
Good Luck:) Happy for you, the life stages are very different. My husband retired before me so I had the chance to see both worlds at the same time. Glad to hear you will have more time to devote to other important things like family and self. I heard a quote once that said something like "Nobody ever went to the grave wishing they worked more". I worked pediatrics too, very rewarding, and very hard too. Best wishes from a FBP member.
Blessings on your retirement! We are empty nesters & your recipes are perfect for us!
Congratulations on your retirement - well deserved I am sure. I, too, am glad you will continue your food blog. I have tried so many of your recipes and always find them easy and delicious.
Congratulations on your retirement. I love your recipes and your dogs!
Thanks all for the well wishes. There just comes a time to do it. Now I'm a full-time food blogger I guess.
I'm not sure how much time I will spend on the blog. It should be about the same to perhaps a little more. But I can become obsessive so who knows.
Congratulations & have lots of fun. I love reading your blog, recipes, dog pictures you have helped me become a better cook and save money (less cooking mistakes). Thanks so much, hopefully I'll be reading your blog more often
Congratulations. I enjoy your blogging work very much! I hope you find retirement fun and fulfilling.
Cheers to opening a new chapter and experiencing new adventures. Congratulations on a successful career. Enjoy the hard-earned opportunity to enjoy life in the slower lane with your loved ones. So glad to hear you'll continue to share your recipes with us!
Congratulations and best of luck to you! Looking forward to seeing more posts. My husband and I use your recipes all the time in our retirement lifestyle of fulltime rv'ing.
Congratulations! Enjoy every minute of your retirement! Take the time to breathe in the fresh air, smell the flowers, travel, do nothing, etc. I hope your retirement is as fulfilling as mine has been! You've made a lasting impressions on many generations!! Well done!
Congrats! And so glad you are sticking around! Because of 101 I make the best Broccoli & Cheese soup, best BBQ Rub, the best Stove top Filet & many more great 101 recipes!
Congratulations, best job I've ever had. Great working hours, fabulous working environment but poorly paid, lol can't have everything. Don't stop blogging I love your recipes. BT W it took me a while to get used to retirement, like about 15 mins.
Congratulations on your retirement...may it be long and happy! Be forewarned though, you may find yourself far more "busy" in retirement than you ever were in the work force! :-)
Congratulations on a well-spent career and best wishes for a wonderful retirement. I'm sure your beautiful dogs will enjoy having you around, and your family will, too. Good luck from a lurker. :-)
Congratulations! I hope your retirement is as satisfying and wonderful as mine has been and is. It's a new and different life and after an adjustment period, you will look back on your career as one life and retirement as a whole new life.
I am so happy for you. When I first read the announcement I (selfishly thought "Oh no - are you stopping the
blog?" So glad you cleared that up. And yes - you and your wife deserve time to enjoy the dogs, family, and life
outside of work. Many hearty congratulations!