I’ve been with the same company for 45 years, which is almost unheard of in today’s work environment. 
Last October, after a hellish AEP (Annual Enrollment Period for Medicare people), I told myself it was time to take early retirement. I gave a year’s notice, sat back, and thought, I’ve got this. Now, October is just around the corner, and I’m nervous and scared.
What the hell was I thinking?