Just over a year ago I stopped working. After I tossed in the towel, I was granted “disability retirement” because of my Stage 4 NSCLC diagnosis. And, no, no one should be envious of my “retirement” status.
In my basement I had stacks of old work stuff, from projects I worked on, to lists of industry contacts. All good things for people in the workforce to keep.
Days ago, I made the decision to get rid of all the old work crap. All of it gone. It was sad at first. I’m not sure how but tossing the paperwork symbolized giving up on living. Am I accepting disability forever?
I eventually worked things out in my head. Decided that IF I am able to go back to work, it will be a different line of work. I won’t need to know who the utility relocations manager for the gas company is. At least I hope not, because I tossed it!