I wonder what it would have been...
by Doris Hingst
(North Atlanta, GA)
I'm on my second year of being retired and it truly has been a difficult journey.
I lost my mother in 2009 and my life took a turn. Although I'm married with 3 grown children, the loss of my mother was devastating to me. I'm an only child.
I retired in 2012, but I don't have hobbies and all I do is think about my mother, and I cry a lot... to the point I had to start seeing a psychologist to help with the anxiety and the panic attacks which I still have.
I pray a lot and tell myself I have a full life to live but the sadness is overwhelming.
I can't help thinking if I wouldn't have retired I would have been OK. I never had these issues when I worked.
Thanks for letting me post.