Lost and Embarrassed?
Quickly retired about a month ago at age 60 as I was convinced my job was responsible for my depression. (taking meds and therapy). Wow, what an eye opener.
Raising a family (divorced 2 years ago), work, and taking care of the house didn't leave much time for hobbies. I still think I needed to quit my job but I've felt lost and anxious ever since I quit.
My self esteem seems to have taken a hit as I feel somewhat embarrassed to say I'm retired....was not expecting this reaction.
Starting to volunteer, trying to stay busy around the house, and getting out to the gym but I still seem to be in a 24/7 uncomfortable funk.
Receptive to getting another job but not sure what I want to do, which adds to the anxiety.
What do you think, be patient and give myself some time? Thanks,