I've set January 4, 2013 as my target last day of work. It's tempting to start counting down. Everything in me wants to start crossing days off the calendar and marking milestones. But if I've learned anything this year, it's that nothing follows the time schedule I prescribe. Outside factors get in the way. So my plan is to just wake up each day realizing I'm closer but not there yet. What I have right now is today. It's all I have and I'll try to enjoy it, make the most of it, love it. Then tomorrow I'll do the same thing.