Retirement - I guess I wasn't ready...
I guess in my retirement I was not ready to go.
At the time of retirement I was experiencing stress and anxiety. The first time I went through something as horrible and unforgiving.
I had all these plans in retirement at 55, however I was in for a surprise.
It seems that all my dreams have come to a halt, I am now afraid to spend because I may run out of money, afraid to buy small things as sunglasses, dirt for the lawn, I'm just afraid to spend.
My dream of travelling as a family, all gone.
I know that my thoughts are wrong but somehow I got into a negative thinking pattern.
Thank god my wife works at a good paying job.
Perhaps this is retirement gitters and will be only temporary, I sure hope so, because the way I feel lately is just awful.
I need words of encouragement to benefit and to see me through this ordeal. thanks
Wendy: I am bumping this since you have reposted to get retirees to comment on same. I do wonder if you've played with your finances yourself. Sometimes a simple spreadsheet or two might do the trick to convince you that you are ok. If you read all the "Boomers will never retire" articles out there, You'll surely stay depressed. If an article says you need millions to retire, it all depends on your lifestyle. Please write to me privately (contact me on bottom left) and maybe I can put it logically into perspective for you.
Second, I wonder if this might help you. I don't offer this as a total makeover of your retirement issues but I do think it might help with how to reduce financial stress.