I hate being "retired"
by Judy in the 'Burbs
I am 71, healthy, active, and my healthcare providers can't believe I am actually the age I profess to be. I retired at 70 from a high-performance but high stress position in the health and social services field and I am miserable.
I didn't get two advanced degrees and work hard in competitive roles all my life to go home, scrub floors, plan dinner, do the family laundry and basically be a domestic for my husband.
I don't find volunteering in gift shops or tutoring children or filling foodbank bags interesting or engaging. I'm really starting to get an "attitude" when people suggest this stuff; I worked in nonprofits with minimal benefits and reduced salary "doing good" all my life and don't want to continue doing it for free at this point in my life.
Anyone else out there who felt similar?
What did you do?