Lost in Retirement La La Land!
by B Lee
A quick flip through your book, A Guide to ReInventing Retired Life, and it looks very insightful and I believe that you've hit the nail on the head!
Retirement has been the hardest thing to do in my, and I could see that, in a lot of my friends' (all Boomers) lives. One apparently healthy guy actually died a month after he (happily?) retired from his job! For a lot of us who are used to 'getting paid' for 'a hard day's work'---It's like that one suddenly 'is not needed in society' anymore upon retirement and we've become nobodies and useless!
I long for grandkids to babysit, so that I have something meaningful to do...you know, to contribute...no clock and no deadline and no demand is just plain lazy! Work defines us, esp. women in the Boomers' generation, who juggle both family and full-time work for years on end and then...when kids don't need their mom anymore and mom has no job to go to...it's like something just died inside of us.
You know that a quarter of the population (in North America) have retired/ will retire in the next 10 years or so. Retirement will be the topic to dominate the news for years to come.
You and your website are doing a great service for so many of us, lost in the Retirement La La Land!
Wendy's other site... because Aging Matters!