Friday, May 22, 2020

Am I Retired Now?

My last class of the school year just ended. My grades and report card comments are in the system. I am not going back to school in the fall. Am I retired now? I guess so. It feels weird as if there is no real closure. It doesn’t feel real. I actually updated a PowerPoint today that I have no immediate plans to use. Just seemed like the right thing to do.

People are asking me what’s next and to be honest that is unclear. I will be presenting at CSTA 2020 this summer. That will be online which is also weird. I will really miss the the hallway thread. I am on the conference committee for CSTA 2021 so CSTA and I are clearly not done with each other.  I hope to actually make more CSTA New Hampshire meetings. If I can swing it I hope to make some other conferences as well. There is one in Canada I have always wanted to attend and SIGCSE may be doable as well. I will not have to miss school for it at least.

Anyone want to pay my way somewhere, anywhere once the world is open again and have me  speak?

A lot of people have suggested teaching online and I  am considering it. I have mixed feelings about it and it would have to be the right situation.

Once the lockdown is over I plan to spend more time with my grandson. I am really looking forward to that.

I have a book idea or two that I want to work on. So that may keep me busy a bit.

As for this blog, I intend to keep going with it. I keep running into ideas to share and doing so seems like a good thing to do.


Brian Sea said...

There's always making YouTube or Twitch content... I kinda wonder how teaching content over Twitch would work -- that's not just programming.

Garth said...

A new beginning to have fun with. Cool.

Rob Miles said...

Someone told me that it takes three years to figure out retirement. I'm four years in and I reckon they are right. Just keep doing what you find interesting (which is a lot) and you'll have a great time. My top tip: Don't say yes to anything for the first year or two..."

Rachel Fierro said...

Alfred, I don't know if I have ever commented on your blog before but I have been in high school CS for 15 years and your blog has been a wonderful resource. I just wanted to tell you Good luck and God speed on your new adventures in retirement and thank you for all the time you put into this blog. It has been a great resource for me!