Retired and Destressed
by grace c.
I retired a year and a half ago. I could not wait. I thought of lounging around the house and watching all the t.v. shows that I could only catch if I was home sick or on vacation.
Well, I lay in bed morning, noon and night, yes watching those tv shows but feeling so depressed. I wake up feeling anxious.
I have tried working but I quit the jobs after one or two months, mainly because I know I have my retirement income but then I slip back into depression because I feel so bored at home.
I don't want to volunteer... everyone else I know who is retired seems so happy and say they enjoy it... what is wrong with me?
I am under age of 50....
Wendy: Grace, you are retired, under 50, the dream most folks can ONLY dream of... and not happy? Honestly, I wouldn't have been happy to retire at 50, and I was eligible then too.
I am retiring now at almost 55, and I have such peace with my decision.. and I pray I don't regret it later like you did.
Please join my my Retirement Transition Group... Under JUST FOR FUN, Email Friendships (to the left), as we discuss retirement transition every day. It's a journey, not a simple decision as we discover the new retired persons we choose to be.
Hope to chat more with you there... Wendy