I have my own personal mental countdown by the half year, as in ___1/2 years. I've been doing this for about 10 years. I figure out on a bi-yearly schedule what my Social Security & Personal Retirement Fund will be at & what they are at at the moment. I have schedules printed out off the internet & keep them in my desk at home filed under Retirement. I pull them out & update them bi-yearly & refile them. I make bi-yearly visits to my Financial Advisor to get the Fund info.
I know, I'm obsessive about this. But that's the way I am. I don't believe in going into this blindly hoping things will work out. I believe in being pro-active. The older I get, the more important this is to me. CYA, no one else will.
The difference is that this is personal & private. I darn sure don't broadcast any of this at work, and never will. As far as my co-workers know, this stuff doesn't cross my mind. When the time finally gets here to decide on an actual month, I will inform my co-workers & boss in time for them to prepare for me not to be there.
Until then it's none of their business.