Anthony Loschert – March 23, 2012
A time of freedom is hard to come by in this world but when you get old enough you have all the time in the world.
There is one thing that everyone looks forward to when they have a job. Making money? Meeting people? Building a life for yourself? No, retiring. Everyone looks forward to it because it’s when you can finally sit down and do nothing or do the things you’ve never been able to do, except illegal things.
Some people retire then go to some home with other retirees and play checkers and watch TV while having a staff of nurses at their disposal. Some go around the world and see the places they’ve always wanted to see. Some take up some sort of hobby like golf or fishing.
Whether you want to do one of those or any other of the activities at your disposal is your choice. So I decided to see what some of our favorite teachers are going to be doing after they officially retire. I asked each of these teachers 3 questions: What do you plan to do while retired? Any hobbies you hope to take up? Any places you want to visit? I got a variety of answers and compiled them for your reading pleasure.
Andy DiSabato, Coach D, Big D, Papa D, DieSabato (As I’ve heard very few people say), or just straight up D, is our schools health/PE teacher. I imagine he’d say something like “Meeeeeeeh!” when asked these questions but in all seriousness he’d probably say something like hunting.
I’ve heard he’s an avid hunter so maybe he’ll pursue that. But when I interviewed him he said, “I plan on traveling to different places around the country. A cruise is in the near future. I plan on hunting and fishing a lot. I really don't have any new hobbies but I'm going to be doing more wrestling referring.” So I was at least somewhat correct. It looks like D is going to be more of an out-doorsy kind of retiree, with hunting, fishing, and his plans for travel.
Math Teacher, Jeri Hendricks. For her I thought something along the lines of a vacation or, relating to her career, designing pyramids and other architectural wonders. With a math teacher the options are limitless but, when asked, she said “Well, to be honest, I am not sure what I am doing when I retire.
I have always worked, since I was 15! I am definitely interested in doing something with plants. I enjoy things that grow (but not little kids!!). I am a runner, so I plan to keep running. I like to read..there are tons of books that I have not had time to start. And once and for all, I would like to clean out my basement! I plan on taking courses at OSU that interest me. I think the first one will be Russian History. I like to travel, so I will probably be doing a lot of that. My first stop is Italy ...... this summer!“
Word for word that’s what she said, no part of this was added not even the little thing about not liking kids. So with Hendricks it looks like she’s going to pursue things she may not have had time to do. Tons of books left unread, maybe a passion for planting that never got stimulated, and some unknown knowledge she wishes to learn.
Whether you want to travel, grow plants, read books, or maybe take up some actually interesting activities in the all the free-time you are given it, is completely your decision. For most of us we got a lot of years ahead of us before retirement so we’ve got tons of times to plan out some crazy plan. Until then we’ll work as hard as we can and live our lives the way we want.
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