Ready to Retire? 30 years at the same job...
by Deb Fetter
I will be 60 in 3 weeks and I want to retire from my job because of the stress.
I'm to young to stay home all the time and I am at a loss as to what I want to do. My husband is 10 years younger than me so he will still be working.
How do I enter this new phase of my life without anxiety?
Wendy: For many years, retirees would tell me "you'll know when you are ready..." and I always wondered HOW will I know? I think I'm ready, but I just don't know for sure.
Guess what? Suddenly, out of nowhere, after considering retirement for 4+ years, I KNEW I was ready. I hope the same happens to you.
Suddenly, I had few fears, I knew I was ok, I knew I had plenty to do once I retired.... because you DO have to keep busy somehow. Especially if your husband remains working, you quit work due to stress -- but then what?
You can't become a couch potato, can you? Just take some time to figure out what you'll do every day.... are you crafty? will you volunteer or work somewhere part-time?
Finally, I have a Retirement Transition e-group if you'd like to join us. We just chat via email on a variety of topics... everyone going through the same retirement transition. See the Email
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