About to retire
I am 64 years old and do not have to retire but feel that it is time. New management lacks leadership skills and feels threatened by me.
It's time for me to move on but i am scared...I have raised my children and now have been living alone for over 10 years. it is very lonely and I feel like retirement will be even worse.
I have moved around a lot for my job so really don't have friends as I was in management...a lone manager in a community so not really any colleagues.
I am planning on changing communities again and going to live in the town my eldest daughter lives in. Even that makes me nervous as I have not lived in the same town as her for 10 years or so. I don't want to intrude in her life and what if I cant make friends there??
All very scary...
Retirement is scary, it's leaving what you know, what you do very day, to lots of "nothingness".
Then you figure it out, who you want to be post-retirement, and life goes on.
Like any life transition - going off to college alone, getting married, having children, going into retirement... just another transition.
Make it what YOU want retirement to be. So many options, just need to sit and think about what you want out of your retired life. It's all in front of you.. just JUMP!