With less than seven months to go until I retire, I am starting to experience a few things for the last time (I hope!).
Today I submitted my last ever self assessment. Since I have concluded that I won't be bonus eligible this year and will be officially handing in my notice shortly after the actual assessments have been done, it ended up being a lot shorter than usual. Shorter is better - less work for me and less work for the people who read it. Somehow, it seemed like a major milestone on the countdown to retirement - in fact the first such "last" that has actually struck me as being in some ways meaningful.
Looking forward, I can see a succession of other "lasts" approaching. Next up is my last office Christmas party.