Retirement Stories

Retirement Stories are written by retirees to share their thoughts and retired lives with readers.  

WHY?  Because on the Retirement Anxiety pages of this website, there are many anxious, depressed retirees.

My hope is that I can fill this website with many Retiree Stories, showing that retirement is like the rest of life, with Ups and Downs.

Retirement really IS what you make of it. Your attitude is so important!

I pray that you will find an Army of Happy Retirees on my website so that you can find the courage and strength to overcome any negative issues associated with your retirement status.... and live out your remaining years in happiness!

Let me assure you that these Retirement Stories WILL help someone out there!

Remember - it only takes ONE retirees words and thoughts to make another retiree find peace in this crazy retirement world!

If you'd like to submit your Retirement Story, just click! Retirees can submit their retirement thoughts and experiences and they become a website page for other retirees to learn and understand more about many decisions and options of retirement living.

Enjoy!


Visitor Comments

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Retirement Woes - Addressing the True Heart of the Matter. 
I have just recently, following a lengthy and hugely testing year, managed to reacquaint myself with the exquisite pages of this wonderful website – and …

Stress drama about work... three years after retirement  
Almost every night I have a stress dream about work. I worked for the DoD as a civilian for 35 years. I do not have any financial worries. I am …

My Retirement story  
Hi, I retired 2 years ago at age 67. Love being retired and wished I could have done so much earlier but I wanted to do a bit of travelling hence I worked …

Retirement is a big change! 
I first retired about 2 years ago (2014) from the Government. I decided to retire since I was tired of the hassle of the financial world and after 40 …

Retired and Loving it! 
Hi! I'm Alison, wife, mother, grandmother and now retired nurse! I worked with people with developmental disabilities as a coordinator of their medical …

It is my birthday everyday. I am blessed! 
I remember well thinking I am 54 and I will be 55 in a year. The time goes by fast. Especially if you have interest and dreams to work on. I am 66 …

Should I Stay or Should I go...... 
I'm 73, thought I retired in 2005 only to find out not enough money coming in, and definitely not enough in savings. I never had a career but ended …

Tragedy turned into a dream come true 
Being highly motivated has always been part of my adult life. Twenty-five years full time employment bought a two-bedroom, two bath apartment and my …

My Retirement Story 
My husband retired 15years ago. Just when he retired for the passed one week he was very relived and happy as days goes by he just don't know what to do, …

Lonely Seniors: Another Lesson Learned 
I was thinking about a saying my mother used to refer to: "you get old too soon, and smart too late". A few years back I was busy enjoying my …

Retirement Story: Elizabeth from GA 
This is Elizabeth's retirement story. It's in interview form, just as she entered it into the website. She has a refreshing view of retirement -- sounds …

Retirement just another phase in life 
Here I am 62 years old last year and working as an RN for 37 years in the same Hospital system. Then, it hit me oh my gosh I am the oldest person here …

Retirement Aspiration to Become a Christian Writer 
Beverly is married and she retired the Summer of 2011 at age 55 and wrote this the following year, at age 56. Occupations: Middle school teacher, …

A Woman Who Wore Many Hats.. Retired 
Marie-annette retired at age 74. She retired as the Manager of a Home Decor store, where she worked there for six years. Why did you retire?

Still Trying to Cope with Retirement 
Cheryl retired at age 64 in 2012. Occupations: Hairdresser / School bus driver trainer / I have worked my whole life , sometimes two / three …

Happily Retired in Her Bungalow 
I reitred at age 65. My full time work was in insurance, I had two part time jobs, one wad at a school, and the other working one Fay a week in a shop …


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