Not aging well!
Retired @ age 65 on Jan 1st 2006. Married 48 years, 3 kids. Moved to Florida @ age 60 & became an employee after 40+ years of being an employer. Not a comfortable transition.
Did a stint in the Air Force & Air National Guard, 1963 > 1969. Had a good life with $$, boats, sport cars, motorcycles, motorhomes.
Left the rat race in 2009 & moved to a remote area of Central Florida, loved this life. Made a mark in the Community by Volunteering to help local Veterans as a leader of other Vets.
2011, oldest Daughter in South Fla. Divorced, bankrupt, 4 y/o Son, then she was diag. w/breast cancer, in 2011 advanced to stage IV. Pulled up stakes & moved back to the Rat Race (S/Fla). The move & her ugly divorce cost my Wife & me about 85% of our retirement savings. Back to a mortgage & an old car.
Living day to day, trying to find some joy, watching my Daughter getting worse & her ex bugs her daily. Our world now consists of caring for my Daughter (lives with us), & 3 1/2 days caring for my 6 y/o Grandson. Wife & I are very depressed & just waiting for the other shoe to drop.
Wendy's other site... because Aging Matters!