Patience is not my name!
Hi! I retired the end of April 2014 after working 37 years as office support staff.
Plan was to retire with my husband in 2 years, but I felt devalued by superiors so opted out. I had planned to relax and enjoy the summer and then maybe find a PT job in fall/winter.
It's been 5 months and I'm still sooo lost. I've been on anti-depressants for 20+ years and was surprised when anxiety and depression hit me hard when I retired. Even after medication increase, I am still not doing so well.
I have volunteered at a nursing home and at a daycare. I am such a morning person and feel a morning job where I have to get up, shower, hair, makeup to BE somebody would help me for next 2 years, but is hard to find such in my small rural town.
My husband keeps saying: "We will get through this together." My therapist says I need to be patient as it could take a year before I adjust. Why is this so much harder than I thought it would be??
I would so appreciate emailing with someone who can feel my pain, share prayers, and provide support. Thank you for listening.