by Jeanine, Illinois Retiree
Retired at 69. The department I was a part of in a law office shut down. Was happy I didn't have to look for a job and could "ease" into retirement.
When you are in your late forties and early fifties, you dream of all the things you are going to do when you retire. Get those projects done at home, have the best looking yard in the neighborhood, do a bit of traveling. The list goes on. I still have the list but absolutely no desire to start any of the projects.
I am divorced, my three children married, children of their own. My purpose for over 50 years years was to get up go to work, take care of my children, my then husband, laundry, cooking, cleaning and all that goes with running a household.
I am not good at doing nothing. I lack the desire to start any projects and that is what is driving me up the wall. I am lucky that I do get to watch my grandchildren. I do have friends to go to lunch with etc.
Only retired for 6 months and really hoping it gets better.