(Near San Diego)
I just had my 63rd bday. I guess I am Dave 2 from CA. I retired from the military 20 yeas ago and retired from the local government agency in 2013. Loving the job. I was even able to go back to the same job and work 960 hours. I just finished that gig in February of this year.
I am similar to another writer here. I do not have any hobbies or friends. All of past co-workers are probably 10 to 20 years younger than me.
I do do one thing. I picknup the grand daughters from their school a couple of times a week. I have gone thru the usual stages, drank too much, slept to much.
Nothing is satisfying.
I am sort of getting into a regular walk here and there. Even when I told the family, I did not want anything in the way of a bday celebration, I had it anyway. I don't want to travel anywhere after many tours overseas in the Navy and Army. My daughter calls me old man and my son calls me dude.
Whatever I try to do, the wife corrects me so no wonder I only do anything when one is around.
i think I am ok money wise. I have a graduate degree.
People tell me to volunteer on the USS Midway, which I served on. Why would I want to do that where I experienced some of my most depressive moments in the Navy. I guess I am too sensitive.
Anyway, we all have to work through issues, mostly alone. Thanks for listening and I welcome any feedback.