Missing a Sense of Purpose
I’m a retired teacher who has been working in the field of education in some capacity since I retired. This was more for my sanity than a paycheck and helped to fill a void until I officially gave up paid work at age 70. I had a purpose and enjoyed the mental and social aspects of working.
My husband is also retired and the only thing he likes to do is watch tv and eat out occasionally. I would love to have a second home in a warm climate for the winter months, but I don’t see that happening.
I couldn’t up and leave for a warmer climate in order to have just one home since I have a daughter and a sister who are basically all alone here. I have another daughter and granddaughter about a days drive away. It would make seeing them a once in a year happening which I would hate.
Given these scenarios, I know that I wouldn’t enjoy myself even in a better climate. It would be nice to be outdoors and active enjoying many different activities, but my husband is not very outgoing, so it would mean that I would need to establish my own friendships. I’m not the type that needs to be on the go all of the time. I do play cards once a week now which I enjoy, I like to read and I do exercise some.
I am dreading the winter months!