Keep a consistent routine
by Susan Agawam, MA
I knew I was going to retire at 58, that day is here and I cannot wait!
During COVID I built a gym in my basement and put everything in my calendar as an appointment.
Then, I discovered I was catholic but never knew it growing up and was dissatisfied with the protestant/evangelical teachings, so I started to go to RCIA, joined a local Catholic Church, did the Bible In a Year Podcast by Ascension Press and read by Fr. Mike Schmitz. I fell in love with MASS and 2022 is the year of the eucharist!
I decided to put my papers in and today is my last day 12/31/21.
I will now have a consistent purpose to get me out of bed every morning and a routine which is what I believe we all need when we retire.
Serving others and the poor really gets us out of ourselves and our boredom and depression.
Hope this helps. Good Luck.