Friday, 5 June 2009

I think I've retired from nursing?!!

Today was just another day - but was it? I have just worked my last day as a registered nurse. I have given 35 years to nursing - tried to 'retire' before but we won airfares to London in a raffle and I had to go back and earn my keep so we could afford to go!! So 12 years later I am trying again.! So what is retirement? For me it is a serious change in my career............quilting I hope and who knows where it might go? Mind you the book has not been my reason for my final nursing days- far from it as I have found out in reality how little authors earn. Much worse that I thought so for those of you thinking of publishing....please, please get your contracts checked by legal writing services before you sign it.

But with all of that it is still an exciting future and I thank my dear husband for allowing it to happen.

So today I received some wonderful flowers, some Pandora from my workmates and the doctors have given me a holiday voucher - WOW! And I also received this fascinating book yesterday from a very dear friend - full of snippets and memorabilia from Beatrix Potter's diary.

Have a great long "Queens Birthday weekend"


  1. After the publicity events when my book was published all those years ago, my daughter asked if I was rich and famous. I had to tell her that my day of fame was over, and rich wasn't going to happen! I did manage to buy a computer though!
    Best of luck in your retirement. You will soon wonder how you managed to fit work into your timetable!
    Judy B

  2. Congratulations on your "retirement" Michelle!! Looking forward to seeing where your future endeavours take you :))

    hugs from Val

  3. Lovely to be in your Trunk Show in Sydney last Week...I Thoroughly Enjoyed your Talk...Your Quilts are so Inspirational the Mind Boggles....Hope to be in your Class one day...
    Congrats on your Retirement...

  4. Working as an RN your retirement is long in coming. Great adventures ahead with your designing and quilting..looking forward to your posts in your new adventures


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