Retired and Overwhelmed
I retired in Sept. 2016 at the age of 66. I always worked since I was 17 years old.
Let me tell you a short (I promise) background story of my life. Married for 40 yrs. to a wonderful man. He passed away in 2011 at the age of 62. He had been sick for about 20 yrs. I worked at a co. with a 40 mile commute...one way. I was my husband's primary caregiver and my boss was very good about me taking time off when needed.
My elderly mother's health was also failing, so she stayed with us during the weekends. During the wk. my brother and sister in law were her caregivers.
Ok...now when I retired in 2016, I had so many chores around my house that I was thinking that I had to get things done right away.
Tried to rebuild a stone wall....and ended up with severe back problems and a pinched nerve. After doctor's visits, X-rays and physical therapy I am finally realizing that I am retired. There is no rush in getting things done around the house/yard.
I am now realizing, in my 68th year, that I have to plan for the future and a easier way of life.
68-year-old body.... 30-year-old mind.
Stacked my firewood for 3 hours yesterday, 6 hours today.
Quitting for the day. I am going to take a shower and put on my PJ's. Having a glass of wine with my scrambled eggs and spinach.