Addicted to Sleep
by Becky/North Carolina
I retired last November after working as a librarian for 27 years. Since then, I have spent a great deal of time in my recliner, watching Westerns, doing nothing or sleeping.
I have a little pad with a Do This Next list on it, but I don't feel as much like I need to hurry to get them done.
I am really encouraged to hear what all the others here have posted, for I have discovered that I want to sleep a lot, and sleep for 12 or 14 hours every day. I have been worried that this was the sign of depression, but after reading the posts on this site, I have a new theory.
I believe that being subjected to many continuous years of stressful work for others leaves a great emptiness of peace for ourselves, which we make up for ourselves after we retire. At that time, we do not want to do anything but rest and take time for ourselves until we make up enough to feel recompensed.
I hope that after that, I will want to go back to being active and creative as well. I wish the best to all of you!