I had planned to continue teaching first grade in Mandalay until the beginning of June, 2016. Then, retirement. Instead, I've chosen to move the timetable forward.
I won't go into details but it became clear that I would not be comfortable or positive in staying in my job at AIS. The Head of School and I agreed that I would just leave for my scheduled visa run and not return. Later, he informed me, via email, that he would retain half of my salary for the month.
Now, I'm in Bangkok. Enjoying salad bars and Mexican food. Also enjoying connecting with old and new friends.
Today, Saturday, I'm enjoying a rainy day in my hotel room. So far, retirement is wonderful!