I was not meant to retire
I worked 34 years at one job and 22 years at another. I was a worker consumed into my jobs.
I raised a son and I'm a Grandfather. I am 63, retired a year ago. My wife decided we would live in a retirement community in Arizona.
It has all the sports, groups etc. Most of the people are nice but they are older and in bed by 9PM. I feel isolated, empty and bored. Potlucks with green jello doesn't do it for me. My wife loves it.
I'm in a hell zone. Don't want to complain or upset my wife. I want to go back to work were I belong. She wants me to buy some golf clubs and live the life. Retirement is not for everyone. I don't know how long I can fake this.
If you don't care to stay retired, WORK. Be real, explain to your wife that you just aren't ready yet, and for fulfillment and happiness in your own life, you need to work. She may not understand -- everyone is different, but you can simply talk...
You are only 63, look for a part-time job that will get you out of the house for a few days a week. It's good that you will no longer be a total workaholic -- it's also good for you to work if you still feel you need to.
I am 57... retired almost 3 years... I cannot not
work. There is no way I could be totally retired, however, my choice of work is this website. I work from home, work if and when I choose to (more often than not), and make a small supplemental income while I help retirees. Perfect for me.
Now, what is perfect for YOU?
Wendy's other site... because Aging Matters!