I finally put my official notice to retire on paper and sent it via priority mail to corporate HQ after 32.5 years with my current employer. I decided that 59 years young was about right to begin the next journey. My last day is set for June 8. I am off work on sick leave due to cancer surgery until May 5 so this gives me a month of actual work to hand off and wind down the work part. So the die is cast - can't wait until I feel the actual freedom discussed here.