Lonely, Unemployed, Depressed Widow
Have you ever experienced being in a room full of people, and feel totally alone?
Upon becoming a widow after 50 yrs. of marriage, it is a total shock. Retirement after 27 yrs. as a dietitian seemed like the end of the world, but had to happen due to failing health, and mobility.
Where do i go from here? my mind is so alert. I have tried all the "work from home" advertised opportunities, only to discover after investing thousands of dollars that these are all "scams". It seems everyone was fraudulent.
What do i do now? I have written a children's book, many have said, it's good, but i have not found anyone that will assist in publishing it on a contingency basis.
Oh,how i miss my John, none of this would be happening if he were still here with me. Sometimes i think he best thing for me is to be with him. But then i know he would never want me to think hat way.
I don't really know what good it is to write this letter, except to vent.
I would love to have some type of supplemental income to add to my social security each month, but as previously stated, there does not seem to be any legitimate ways to do so from home. I could take telephone orders for companies, or furnish an answering service for someone.
I realize i have probably not been any type of service to anyone by writing this, but as i said, it has been a way for me to vent my feelings, and i would like to say thanks to anyone that took the time to read my whole letter.
Anita, It sounds like you are transitioning from both retirement and the death of your long time husband. It's hard enough to adjust to one big change in life, let alone two! I'm sure this is a tough time in life. You will find your way, little by little, day by day... I pray it will get better for you!
Hopefully other retirees might have ideas for work. Here is my website on retirement opportunities
. None are "get rich quick", but they are all income builders as I have used each one myself. I hire people from fiverr and mech. turk, at times, and also odesk.com. Hope this helps!