I think I am losing my mind! Did I make the wrong decision???
I am 56 years old and a newly retired school administrator.
I retired early as I was being moved in my final 6 months after I was promised that I could retire from my existing school. I did not want to move schools due to many factors and consequently, I retired early.
I thought that this is what I wanted....and was so excited.
The summer of my retirement was fine, because as an educator, I still felt like I was on vacation. However, by late October, my anxiety and depression set in. I am forgetting things, unable to focus, unable to retain information and of course, I have fear of having dementia!!!
I know that it's not dementia, but I cannot shake this feeling of doom and gloom that has enveloped my soul.
I have regretted leaving early, wondering if I were still working, would my mind be sharper, would I be happier?
I will be seeing a therapist for support, but I am hoping to hear from others who have experienced similar loss/concerns.
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