l decided to take early retirement from a 20yr nursing career.
l found caring for numerous old old people 80-99 yrs, took a toll on my body~ at that time l was only 55. l had aches & pains where l didn't even realize l could have aches & pains!
After 1 yr, l was missing working, and needed extra money to make ends meet at the end of the month. With all the knowledge l had gained over 2 decades, l decided to do some community nursing, that is when 1 drives from 1 home to another looking after seniors who are still able to live independently but require some help with personal care etc.
l found this work to be satisfactory for me & continued on for the next 5 yrs after which l received a diagnosis: l needed a new left hip, the one l had was rubbing bone on bone & that is why l was having so much pain!
After all was said and done, l went back to work for a different agency & still enjoy my work. l'm 65 now, with miles to go, & people to care for**