It’s a Rocky Boat

by Laura
(Canada)

My husband retired a couple years before me. He actually took a buyout. His health was going down hill so retirement was a logical step for him. He loves retirement and has never looked back. He hated his job and was fed up working graveyard shifts.


When I retired I was on sick leave due to cancer and I was recovering well and making plans for a gradual return to work. However in the back of my mind I kept thinking about retiring as I was only about one year away from 65. That was over a year ago. Somehow I ended up retiring at 64.

I don’t know why I didn’t go back to work. It’s been a bumpy road for me. I was super depressed at first and started regretting my decision to retire. I was keeping busy at first with art class and exercise class but Covid has shut that down for now.

My husband and I are together 24/7 we start getting on each other’s nerves sometimes. I hope things open up soon and I can get back to my art classes. At least it got me out of the house once a week.

Retirement has not been a smooth journey for me and has created some tension at home but we are hanging in there.

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