2 months retired and still sleep 12 hours
I was so happy to find this website. I googled because I thought something was wrong with me. I feel guilty because I don't hop out of bed with the sun.
Like others I stay up until at least 2 and sleep very hard for at least 12 hours. I try not to schedule early morning appointments. For 40 years I have forced myself to get up for work even though I am not a morning person.
Last February I had a very bad fall and crashed into a door causing a severe concussion and broken shoulder. My concussion is what made me realize it was time to retire. When I returned to work, I was not the same person. It was harder for me to keep up with my very stressful job.
I'm trying to have projects to do each week. I took some free classes at the library and yesterday I completed a small landscaping project in front of my townhouse. It was very hot and humid, but after a shower I felt good about myself again.
Now I feel better after reading all of the comments. Thanks to everyone for sharing.