Calling All Female Retirees
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I am about to retire and I have some of the silliest concerns you can just imagine, that believe it or not, could (not saying they will) cause some depression in my early months or maybe years of my retirement.
The first will be not needing to buy much in clothes anymore. As a female who has always loved to buy new tops and especially shoes and has spent many hours searching for new items to buy, this is going to be a big gap in my life.
Yes, I know, I will need SOME clothes but certainly not the big wardrobe I now have which is going to sit there and taunt me. Am I stupid for worrying about this? I can't even pare it down right now because most consignment shops are not currently taking in items and most of my items are just too new to donate, at least right now.
The second concern is even sillier but here goes. Unlike Wendy, I don't have beautiful thick hair. My hair is baby fine and straight, so I have to wash and blow dry it if I want to have any semblance of what looks presentable in public or even to my husband!
On top of that I will be also putting on my make-up most days because I've heard that it is important in retirement to not let yourself go. BUT, on most days I won't be going anywhere so how does one justify going through all this work for nothing? (and please be aware, I don't desire to be going places all the time). I can be a happy homebody.
So tell me ladies, am I the only one who worries/worried about some of the silly things of retirement? If no, how did you cope?