Retired at age 62, after working 30 years at a job I loved. It was my decision to retire. Hubby is retired and loving it.
My problem is .... I'm waiting for the other shoe to drop.... I keep thinking something is going to happen, illness, (though I'm healthy) or some other disaster..... it's like I'm afraid to be happy and move on to something new.
The fears I have just seem irrational, I can't seem to settle on where I'm supposed to go next..... I keep wondering what's next???
Wendy I wonder if someone you remember from your past said something or had something bad happen after retirement - and that one experience, one little comment in life -- gets stuck in your head, your subconscious. Sometimes, esp when you know darn well there is no rational reason for your fears - its that dumb notion stuck in your head. why don't you make an appointment with a counselor/therapist. I bet one session of talking this out could help you...
get past it.
You owe it to yourself to live the retired life you were meant to live!
I hope you can talk to someone, from your church or a paid therapist who can help you think it through to get rid of these fears.. you'll feel so much better!
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