Retired and Lonely Wanderer
Most days l am good, some days l am not so good!
l am 65 & still having a tug of war with myself* I wanted a car, not a new car, just something to get around in, so l went out and got a job, and then l bought a car, nice car, then the job didn't work out and l was stuck paying for the car, so l got another job!
That didn't work out either. l live on a budget (strict) and sat down and tried to figure out what to do next cause l wanted this car.
l replied to an ad in the paper, a mother was needing someone to look after her 2 young children after school 4 days a week- 10 hours- or 40 hours a month at $ per hour. l like children, l can do this, l had the interview and was hired. Been doing this for 3 months, wknds off, holidays off, snow days off, summertime off, no nights, evenings, great job. Kids like me and l like them! Mother likes me too*
I bowl on a team 1 time a week, great fun, l volunteer once a week for 2 hours, enjoy that* Take my friend shopping, she doesn't have a car and sometimes we go for lunch or an early dinner.
My daughter & her family live only a 10 min. walk from me, however, she doesn't care for me very much! My son lives in another city, works, and is raising his 2 teen-age sons alone. We get along fine, text, & email often.
The friends l thought were friends while working, before l retired, are friends no more, we all live in different cities or towns and just never seem to have the time or care enough to get together anymore!
My problem is l am lonely, alone, and still feel so isolated, no one close enough to talk with or be comfortable with~~ Why am l 65 and feel this way, often, l wonder why am l alone, l am intelligent, still attractive, sense of humor, fun, enjoy a glass of wine now & then with dinner.
So, like the article name, l wander around day to day WANDERING & wondering when am l going to get my next fix of excitement? Wendy: Where there is a will, there is a way!
Love-love that you wanted your car, and you found a way to keep it! You didn't give up, which many would have, after several missteps, just tried one more avenue and it worked. KUDOS to you!
Have to agree about work friends, they SEEM so real when you work, but often there is little in common after you leave work. It is what it is...
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