So close. Trying not to psyche myself out about it: be too eager, be too impatient.
And especially, trying to keep myself currently engaged.
I find my mind wandering a great deal now. I am more and more disengaged from most of the activities that I am confronted with. To be fair, my circle of responsibilities has continued to shrink until all I seem to be doing is answering questions and word processing. Reasonable signs, I think, that my thinking on the matter is correct and the time has come.
The challenge, of course, is not to act as if I am almost out of here (and pretty much out of here mentally). To remain the hard worker, finishing the tasks set before me and planning for future.
Even as I patiently wait for the world to change...