by Alison NY
Over the years I've noticed that a majority of the comments are about the adjustment to retirement and feeling some boredom. And if you've been employed and raising kids and have been busy all your life with a rigid set of responsibilities and time lines, that only makes sense. It is a huge adjustment.
That is probably why people searched out this forum and decided to write. And then the response is sometimes so harsh. As though you have no right to be bored because other people have found so many things to do.
I think retired people need to be slowly coaxed into learning the art of relaxation and of finding their new passions. To dismiss their vents and to determine that they are choosing to be bored is just demeaning and silly.
Retirement adjustment takes time. It has taken me five years to determine a new life and yes, I have faced some boredom.
Let retirees vent....if you are lucky to have your days full of adventure and new experiences, good for you. It doesn't mean someone who hasn't figured this out yet is wasting their life. Be kind and have empathy, we're all in this together....