Retired and Rambling On About Retired Life
by Just Me
Every experience is Unique
I have been retired for 3 yrs now at 65 yrs old. I'm lucky, I guess, to have retired at the same time as my "girlfriend" and we live together...so, although I have kids, in far parts of the USA (don't see them much) we have a life together that is very supportive (and fun) despite the parts that can be boring and virtually unknown by the rest of our family members. Except for holidays.
Yes, no one understands what you are going through, so you have to just rely on yourself. But, whenever things look bleak, I, ( & we) say to ourselves, would we rather be back on the jobs that we really didn't like? sit back and read a good book.
I can say it's not all roses, being retired, with what little family I have at the other side of the country, but, when I think about it, I have worked for over 45 yrs. and I am thankful that I don't have to answer to anyone in the workplace anymore...and I can do ANYTHING, or NOTHING if I want to.
And that makes me feel OK, despite the bad moments that inevitably will come. Just rambling, hey, that's what I do these days.