Retirement-Online: What's New?

Lots of retirement feedback, support and ideas from Wendy, Retirement Enthusiast/Coach, AND retirees worldwide who have "been there and done that" already!

Let's share the Retirement Journey together...

It never ceases to amaze me how one persons words, the exact words you need to hear, can change your life! That's why I welcome all the posts and retiree feedback on my site -- I can't possibly have answers for what everyone needs to hear. 

As a Community, we have many different retirement/aging experiences and thoughts to share.

  • You never know when your story is exactly what another retiree is going through (yeah, you'd be surprised how often that happens). 
  • The "WOW, it's not just me" happens. This simply lets you know you are not crazy, your issues happen to many others too.

  • Feedback is provided by readers and maybe just maybe one is the key to your moving forward in life. Someone experienced the same thing, one retiree with the right empathy for your situation,  or someone gave you a little kick in the butt!

Please share your own story for feedback from retirees -- OR -- comment on the stories below to share your two cents.

You never know if your voice will bring that one retiree clarity for their future!

Pay it Forward! 

 Thank you!

Pssst!  Share your story here!  -- OR -- Read Submissions Below!

Retirement Online Blog

Sep 15, 2021

Hi feeling useless and lonesome-gotta get busy!

Hi am 72-stopped teaching 5th grade 62. I was fine for about 2 years. I have no grandchildren and that is very tough on me. I formed a group of ladies

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Sep 13, 2021

Women Traveling Together

I wanted a retirement 'gig' in travel. Being a flight attendant wasn't it, but I found it! I'm a tour leader with Women Traveling Together! Please

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Sep 13, 2021

A Complaint Free World

I recently saw an ebook for a Complaint Free World. I decided to purchase it and have decided to embrace the idea of no more complaining. This is something

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Sep 07, 2021

All Alone and So Depressed

Lost my second young adult child a year ago. Yes have been to grief counseling, talked to my ministers, and I know no one can bring either child back.

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Sep 06, 2021

76Retired

Hi I live in the beautiful state of Colorado in gorgeous Rocky Mountains. Been retired 10 years and loving it. Took me 3 months to adapt but so with it.

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Sep 06, 2021

Loneliness, Boredom / Anxiety, Depression:

How not to be what Adam once was, by growing with people animals and plants. The universe is of many things; no matter color, race or nationality people

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Sep 03, 2021

Lonely 64 year old looking for interesting people to chat to.

So I’m 64, a retired antiques dealer, my hobbies are bird watching and collecting. I’m looking for interesting people to converse with on a regular basis,

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Sep 03, 2021

At 70 we max out the most that we can get from SS, is that correct?

I've been waiting until I turn 70 to start drawing on my SS. This way, I can get the most. Am I correct? For example, I will turn 70 in Sept. 2021. On

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Aug 26, 2021

WHAT NON-STANDARD HOBBIES CAN YOU SUGGEST?

FEEL FREE TO TELL ME ABOUT ODD-BALL HOBBIES I'm scratching in the embers of an almost dead fire, looking for non-standard hobbies. Since 2000 I have

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Aug 26, 2021

Terrified about COVID surge

First of all, Wendy, so sorry to hear about your mother. I'm praying for her and you. This has been a bad week. My cousin died of COVID and our county

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Aug 26, 2021

90-Year Old Mothers

I’m so sorry to hear about your mother, Wendy. My mother is 91, fell on Mother’s Day and broke her leg just below the hip replacement and pain that were

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Aug 19, 2021

6 months into retirement

I retired 6 months ago after working 48 years full-time in a very stressful profession. I even cashed in annual leave and LSL on occasions so work was

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Aug 11, 2021

Are we Victims of Retirement, or, Victorious VIP’s in Retirement?

I have no embedded memory of ever fretting about the unavoidable retirement day, my own essentially, the precise date of which was listed in the diary

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Aug 09, 2021

Are we Victims of Retirement, or, Victorious VIP’s in Retirement?

I have no embedded memory of ever fretting about the unavoidable retirement day, my own essentially, the precise date of which was listed in the diary

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Aug 05, 2021

I don't know how to feel...

I try to stay upbeat and am basically a very happy person but don’t know how to go forward with the pain I am feeling now. My younger sister, my best

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