by Mike

I retired at 67 and have been retired for 2 years now.

I am totally at a loss as to what to do. I'm married but my wife isn't retired and she has no desire to retire.

I spend my days alone. In the mornings, I often feel nauseated with the thought that this may become the new normal. I watch a lot of TV early mornings and lay around just waiting for the day to end.

I have recently taken up walking though. There's a nice park and a lake not far from my house so I am trying to take advantage of that in the summer. I also bought a kayak so I can row around the lake in our subdivision.

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First Steps
by: Joe W.

Mike, It seems like women have an edge over men in retirement because they know how to find social support better than men do.

I think that your on the right track now by your 'first steps' decision to get out of the house and go back to nature instead of watching TV starting in the morning.

While your out there enjoying the great outdoors think and dare to dream about the various activities that you still want to accomplish. Then maybe try out a few things to see if there is something that you can put your attention on instead of mindless TV watching, especially in the early morning.

Joe W.

Bored-not any longer
by: Sherry/ NC

You are doing the right thing; getting out walking and kayaking! I love nature and volunteer in a nature garden
here where I live. It is so beautiful and full of history too.
I drive a tram and give history tours. I just love it!

The outside and nature will always make you feel good.
I love the fresh air and listening to the birds chatter and sing and appreciate the beauty of the outdoors.

You are on your way to looking forward to each new day!
Keep on keeping on.

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