WPC: Victory

“In your photo this week, focus on the win, the victory — that moment of glory and pride you’ll remember forever…” —WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge

My moment of victory was years in the making. After 46 years in the trade I retired last year and entered the next phase of life, the one without a steady job. Back in 1968, apprentices spent a probation year before they were eligible to join the IBEW. I was excited to be a dues-paying member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers right from the start in 1969.

45 years later I felt victorious that I completed my career standing up, ready for whatever else life has in store for me.

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  13 comments for “WPC: Victory

  1. November 13, 2015 at 6:21 PM

    I am envious. I am close to that point where I can shift out of my 35 years in high tech to something more artistic. Congratulations!

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  2. November 13, 2015 at 2:58 PM

    The good thing about this victory is you get to enjoy the prize again and again, every day!

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  3. November 13, 2015 at 2:06 PM

    Beautiful Cake.

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  4. November 13, 2015 at 10:35 AM

    I bet myself your retirement would be your victory and what a great one it is! Congratulations again and again!!!

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  5. November 13, 2015 at 10:06 AM

    Big accomplishment! And all of those stunning bridge photos to accompany it. Congrats, Allan.

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  6. November 13, 2015 at 9:39 AM

    Allan, from what I can tell, you’re off to a good start in this next part of your life.

    janet

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    • November 13, 2015 at 9:41 AM

      Thanks, Janet. My body and mind are slowly adapting to not being on rotating shifts. I will have to write about that some day.
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      • November 13, 2015 at 9:43 AM

        I imagine that’s very difficult.

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        • November 13, 2015 at 9:51 AM

          It is getting better. I realized yesterday that I no longer space-out during the day and miss exits on the freeway when I am driving in the direction of the bridge. I think that it is some kind of misguided effort to start my next shift.
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