For fifty years, I have been chasing this day, sometimes thinking I would reach the decision earlier, embrace it or pass on it altogether and work until I dropped behind the plow. June 28 (6/28/): the only day of the year where the month and the day are perfect numbers.
Alarm is set today for 6:05a. It is 5:10 a. I am wide awake and feeling a bit anxious. Although I am starting a 10 day road trip with the first stop Disneyland tomorrow...I don't think that is it.
What is the 'it'?
Last day to set the alarm to get ready for work.
Last day at work.
Last day for setting out suit/tie combo to meet clients.
Last day of the day choosing me vs. me choosing the day.
There will be appointments and deadlines and schedules in the future...but I don't HAVE to if I don't WANT to.
10 suits/sports coats.
15 pair dress shoes
50 dress shirts.
100 snazzy ties.
Tennis shoes (with paint splatters)
Black 'Fender' tee shirt
Raggedy Grey sweatshirt with washed out 'WELTON' in marker pen on the back (my son Nick's old high school PE sweatshirt).
My, how the dress code will change in 7 hours 21 minutes and 35 seconds.