Retirement: Having anxiety attacks!
I have been retired from the Chicago Public Schools since this past June. Well, really for the past month as I would have been off for the summer anyway. I worked there for 20 years as a school psychologist.
Over the past few weeks I have had a few anxiety attacks: Pounding heart, hyperventilation, choking sensation in the throat, dizziness, and nausea. I had similar attacks 40 years ago after the birth of my first child. Never thought this would happen as I longed for this time to come.
I am trying to "float" through the attacks and go on with life as that is what cured them before. Must admit it is not pleasant! Anyone else out there experience anything like this at retirement?