4 Months into Retirement - Transition
I have just completed four months of retirement after being on the job for past 43 years in the security and wildlife management scene.
It was a roller coaster ride with some awesome experiences. I have loads of photos and a diary so writing a book of sorts is definitely on the hit list.
I am a little worried about the transition however - its good, so good and reading your other contributors comments reality will kick in one of these days
What am I doing to keep going?
Well I think ones mental attitude has a lot to do with it and it can be daunting. There is a saying here 'how do you eat an elephant?' - piece by piece and I am doing just that.
I am into welding,lots of DIY, walking, walking the dogs,gardening and always researching ideas. There is a www site pintrest.com. I really recommend it - inspirational on every topic you can think of.
My destiny is in my hands and no one else.
Of course I am a little disappointed about my ex work mates and friends - not a single call or visit to see how I am doing but I am working on lunch dates and am starting to network with them via e-mail and so on.
I am also working together with a fellow pensioner to get pensioners together on a regular basis to share ideas.