Okay, so I am only four days into my retirement but it already feels like a different life. On Friday, I put my daughters on their school bus and, instead of then catching the bus into the office, I went for a short run on the Hong Kong trail and had an uninterrupted day dealing with a few tasks that have been languishing in the in tray for years, working on my MFA assignment and having an afternoon nap. I managed to get more research and writing done today than I did in an entire week while I was working. Not exciting but absolutely pressure free. I'm still notionally part time so I checked the Blackberry ... just once.