40 years and scared
by Ellen. NY
I'm retiring in 2 days from a job of 40 years. It is so much of my identity. It makes me feel competent and i really enjoy the people I work with. But most of my contemporaries have retired and things at work have changed so much, I am tired of it.
But I'm scared I won't feel appreciated or valued anymore. My husband has a business and I do the paperwork, but I am going to miss the intelligent conversations and people who value what I know and say.
Who will I talk to that can hold an intelligent conversation and is interested in what I have to say and have a few laughs?