by Guinn Shaddon
Hello fellow retirees.
I retired 3 years ago. I taught elementary school for 30 years. It was my life. It took a while to face that I would never teach again.
It took a while to adjust to that. But I began to be thankful: when it snowed I didn't have to drive to work.
When I felt sick (I'm a diabetic and it started messing with me) I didn't have to call in to work.
I began to think of my childhood passions. Why couldn't I just go back to some of that: I used to build dollhouses out of cardboard boxes. Well, guess what? I have built the cutest dollhouse out of cardboard boxes.
I used to write gospel songs to sing in church, and guess what? I am doing it again.
Find something that inspires you to give it all you got: no deadlines, no bosses to answer to.
Eat up your retirement days.