It's exciting. And sad. And also necessary for reasons other than just needing a break. And when I see things like the link below posted on Facebook, pharmacist to pharmacist, almost daily, it makes me think that every pharmacist should take a breather from time to time, no matter what the circumstances.
The Angry Pharmacist
(Really, I understand your pain, Angry Pharmacist. But this is extreme, and also a waste of time.)
I really love my work people, and they tell me every day that I'm going to miss making work-inappropriate jokes with them every second. I think they're right. And I'm lucky that although being a pharmacist isn't the most glamorous of jobs, I've been working at a pharmacy that has allowed for better-than-banker hours and some superiors who let me initiate them into the Pen15 club just this week. (Do you remember that from elementary school? If not, write Pen15 on your hand with a Sharpie and you'll understand.)
Some people are excited for me, I know, and some have gawked at my extremely premature retirement. For the gawkers, I must tell you that I don't plan on staying out of the workforce forever. It's our social responsibility as grown-up humans to produce something in some way, shape, or form, right? I think yes. Also, this is the coolest thing I've ever done for myself, so gawk away. I don't give a hot.
And now I'll leave you with a cool video that Dylan introduced me to last night while I was making our pasta. A cover of Gotye's Somebody That I Used to Know-- Five people playing the same guitar...rad!