Law Enforcement... long retirement transition
Hi there, I voluntarily retired on the exact date that I could. I was elated to be leaving behind a 35 year career as a Correctional Officer... a very very negative environment.
I had plans, but they didn't work out as I had planned. I trained, and spent a lot of money to educate myself in another field. I found I didn't like it.
It has been 2 years now and I still haven't found my "track" so to speak. Maybe I'm on it and just don't know it. I spend a lot of time with my kids and grandkids, who're all a joy to me.
I haven't the interest in socializing, but then again, I never did. I did it because I had friends that I worked with and enjoyed. Now I just do what I want on any given day whether that be going to Bingo, shopping, or just watching movies all day.
For the time being, I am ok with this, but am again looking at what I might do to get myself out, and make extra money for travel.
Some days are downers, some days are lonely as no-one I know is retired, family or friends. We all make our own way, doing our own thing.
I had some depression too.... but it has slowly faded away....at this point, I just AM....
Best Wishes to everyone going through this life event...not something that can be explained, it must be experienced.