Retired: Who am I?
I have now been in retirement mode for a year.
Unlike most of the members of the group, I did not retire until I was 82. Worked for the same company for 37 years.
I still drive my own car but do have a bit of a mobility problem. I do a lot of charity knitting and have a dozen "snail mail" pen pals. Try to keep my mind active with the computer and courses from Great Courses.
Now saying all that.. what is my problem?
Well when I retired, I lost my identity, I had been a well respected member of my profession, known by most. The adjustment has been difficult and I seem to be questioning my worth. Is this just a normal part of growing old?
Depression is not the problem and I am not feeling sorry for myself. I have been blessed with a wonderful adventure filled life.
But, who am I now?