Retired and regret it
After 38 years of corporate sales and climbing the ladder to a high paying and high profile job, I hit a wall one day and turned in my retirement notice.
I had been contemplating it for a long time. I was burned out and hated my boss and was tired of fighting and waiting out bad bosses in my career.
Though some were very good. As it would happen, she got fired right after I left the company.
Talk about kicking myself-daily. Have tried making the best of it. I Volunteer with three organizations, Meditate/pray daily, employ Wim Hof breathing and cold showers, Peloton and yoga daily, eat well, write and produce a weekly podcast and try to be as social as is possible these days.
I was incredibly depressed in May/June and felt guilty as I know I am immensely blessed. I just regret not staying another year or more as I feel I gave it up too soon.
Despite all of the effort I'm putting into reinventing myself, I'm still struggling with regret and fighting depression.
I know, its a bit of a pity party that I'm trying hard to leave. Thanks for letting me vent.