A Word About My Retirement
So, for years now, I've been telling myself that I would retire from this business on my birthday this year. It sure sounded like a good idea at the time. I could imagine myself sleeping as late as 5 or 6 in the morning. Never having to hear "Brown-Eyed Girl" again and leading a life of leisure. Yep. I even bragged to my friends about how I was just going to retire and write my book and be a man of leisure.
Well, the more I thought about it, the more I looked forward to my birthday this year. I had it clearly in my mind that that was going to be my target date. I was going to waltz in here and announce that I was officially retired. Then, something really weird happened. I actually took stock of what I would be retiring from.
I mean, when it comes right down to it, exactly what is it I do for a living? Well, I play music and talk. More to the point, I get to be myself for a living. I get to (try to) be funny and make fun of all sorts of things. I get to hang out with some great people here at TSM and I have fun every day. AND THEY PAY ME TO DO IT! That's just a scream to me. People actually give me money to be me. Now, who could possibly retire from a cush job like that?
Not only do I get to be on the radio and act the fool for a living, from time to time, I get a chance to really be involved in this community. Now, this community has been incredible to me and, although I'm a transplanted Texan, this is home for me now, and I've got some great friends. How cool to be able to be involved with so many great people and charities. My job really is a blessing in my life.
So, I'm having to tell all my friends that I was just talking big, and I have no intention of retiring. Retire from having fun and getting to do all kinds of stuff that some people just don't get to do? I must have been out of my mind.
So, I'll be here tomorrow and many days after, as long as Townsquare Media wants to keep me around. I hope we can share some laughs together, either on the air or in person. I have to admit that I have one of the greatest jobs in the world, and it would just be stupid to want to retire from having fun for a living.
Do I have a great life, or what?