Retired Three Months Ago
When I first retired, I went through a major cleaning phase. Even got new flooring in the living room and hallway - something I've been wanting to do for years.
I had a kidney removed due to cancer a few months before I retired and my energy level is almost non-existent. Most days I do what I must do - dishes, cooking, sometimes baking and taking care of my dog and two cats - but I do veg in front of the TV quite a lot.
I KNOW I have to wake up out of the funk and find something to do post-retirement but I'm not ready. I do nap some days because I don't sleep well - but I haven't slept well for the past 20 years. I took Ambien for a few years, but after my divorce 10 years ago, I wanted to just sleep as best as I could on my own. BUT even on days where I haven't slept well, just not having to get dressed and go to job for 8 or 9 hours is better than 20 hours of sleep for me.
Now I'm noticing that the whole house needs to be dusted AGAIN. Aaarrrggghhhh!
But this is my life and if I want to relax and de-stress for a few months, I deserve it.
I worked since I was 15 and was a single mom most of my daughter's life and we had some REALLY rough times.
I deserve the rest and so does anyone who has lived a less-than-perfect life.