Retirees, what do you do with your time?
by Cynthia Smith
(Cedar Creek, TX)
I retired after 30 years with the State of Texas in July 2013. I had filed a sexual harassment grievance against my boss 4 years earlier and an investigation substantiated that he had sexually harassed me, HOWEVER, he was not terminated and allowed to remain in his position.
To state that this made my work life difficult is an understatement. I stuck it out until I turned 62 so I could collect Social Security along with my pension.
Although I have found peace and a stress free lifestyle, I have not found my happy place in retirement. I realize that I need to find fulfilling activities to fill my time.
I have 4 grown children and 11 grandchildren who live near me. I do spend time with them, however, am looking for other fulfilling activities. My husband who is retiring this December has lots of hobbies and activities to occupy his time. Unfortunately, I was so involved in my career, that I didn't explore hobbies.
I would love to hear what other retirees are doing with their time!