From Fire Inspector to What?
I worked for 25 years as a Fire Inspector for a community of 70,000.00. With significant public responsibility and identity.
I was planning on retiring within the year however was unfairly positioned for a forced retirement this last week. I never even got closure with all my contacts for 25 years. It almost feels that my world was stripped way from me.
My wife and I have been very blessed, I am confident that my state pension and financial.portfolio, which includes no debt. owning a home and condo and significant savings has preped us well for retirement I am just having a difficult time already with the loss of my identity.
We are blessed that my wife has aways been a stay at home wife, so we are now already retired together. Sheri is 48 I am 51. Even though I had to leave about 8 months early, which impacted my financial goals some, I believe we are still very well fiancionally positioned. I am very disappointed that this has actually created anxiety and depression in the first week.
I guess I allowed my work over the years to create the person I was, and now it seems like that person has been stripped away.
Do you have any suggestions that you can offer me so that I can appreciate the fact that I am in a position that many individuals
at our young ages would love to be in our situation not having to work and simply enjoy life together. If have any suggestions that you can offer Sheri and I and if you know of a pen pal that I could connect with with a similar forced early retirement situation please let me know.
I would so much appreciate it.
Thank You so much.