Recently retired, now have buyers remorse
by Mark David
Hello my name is Mark. I recently retired from the public school system here at age 60 with 22 years of service.
I had originally had intended to stay for 25 years of service but the system was starting to drain the life out of me and we got IT manager that was the crazy, intimidating, micro-manager type. This system itself was also in financial difficulties all the time.
So I took a deep breath after talking to the retirement people and retired at the beginning of July.
I'll have a decent pension and share a house with my brother in which we split the expenses. (most everything is paid for).
However with only 2 months in, I find myself growing increasing restless for something to do, the mornings being the worst time (as I would be getting up to head to work).
You can only do so much stuff "around the house" and I not really the leisurely "watch TV" type. I'm already doing a daily job search and looking into volunteering. I miss the challenge of work (I was a pc repair/electronic tech for the district) and the people I worked with (don't miss the negative drama however).
Most people say "relax" "enjoy your retirement" but I find it a struggle to do at least so far. I guess work was a big piece of my soul.
I'm having issues sleeping now and doing a lot of "what if I had stayed" type thinking now. (I tend to be the OCD type)
Any feedback or advise would be welcome