Depressed or just bored?
I was wondering if anyone can relate to my situation…
I am just turning 60, have had a very successful career in the arts (music) .....
I've been fortunate to have been successful this long both financially and from a satisfaction point of view, but I'm having trouble coping with the fact that my services are no longer needed, I've become no longer "relevant"
Money is not an issue, not that I'm filthy rich, but I'm probably set for life & can live quite comfortably. I think my problem is my mindset .... dealing with my career being over, and how to occupy my time.
My wife is of the thought that I should just get over it & get out there & do something, which is probably true, but it is difficult to communicate with her my thoughts on this & how difficult this is for me. Don't have many hobbies, bit of a loner, and my wife thinks I should be able to occupy my time without spending money on niceties like golf, drinks with friends, etc.
With me having trouble coming up with things to fill my days, it's depressing, a bit embarrassing, hard on my self-esteem, and for someone who was quite busy and fulfilled most my life .... this change of lifestyle has been very hard.
I know many of you have easily picked up hobbies, met friends and are enjoying this new found freedom, but for me it's been quite hard.
For me it's just not that easy .... and I can't help but think there are others that feel the same way :)
Thanks for letting me rant ....
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