Newly retired (2 months)
Recently retired and have never blogged in my life. Have worked shifts, weekends, holidays etc as a nurse for over thirty years.
The summer has been busy but I feel it coming to an end. I feel an uneasy feeling coming over me like something is amisss.
I am missing the freedom of extra money so I can do the things I would like to do. ie travel, shop, golf, eat out and also help my family as they need it. My body was hurting so bad working long hours, so I am relieved to be away from it for that reason. I miss the people I worked with.
I am sure this retirement thing is a process. I hope I dont become difficult to live with.
Any tips on filling the void I am starting to feel?
This is normal - you are just past your "vacation" phase of retirement and realizing this is it. Retirement.
You DO need to get out -- find a few womens groups or clubs to join (library book club, bowling, church groups) - anything to get socializing and out of the house. ESPecially in the winter, the dark days can really get to you emotionally... so be prepared with a new hobby, something you enjoy doing, new friends, lunch dates with old friends. Just think now, while summer is still here -- and help yourself with a list of what do to all winter... it is a challenge!