Retirement - I have arrived! - Good or Bad?
It's been a year tomorrow since I lost my husband. We had such great plans for retirement and now I am facing this alone. The past year was truly hell for me.
I had shoulder surgery, my husband passed, I had a cancer on my face removed, and my company was bought out.
I purchased a house and moved into it this June, as I lived in an apartment and just could not stand the memories there any longer.
I turned 66 last week and retired Sept. 1 of this year.
I have already had a lifetime worth of stress in just one year. Sounds like a country song doesn't it?
I am trying to keep a positive attitude about this thing that they call retirement.
Last week I bought into the cult lifestyle and got a puppy to keep me company. It seems this is the first thing that you do when you are retired. Some people even have two or three dogs. A friend of mine not only has a dog, but she rescued a parrot too. Now her whole condo is set up for the pets comfort.
I'm sure I'll find my way sometime around this new life. I do enjoy not having to get up at the crack of dawn to get ready for work.
The only problem now is my lack of motivation to start anything new.
There were all sorts of things that I thought I wanted to do, but they were things that my husband and I would have been doing together. I just haven't found my niche yet.
If anyone has any suggestions please let me know.
Stumped in Florida (p.s. I am not into playing golf)
I found this website and thought I would give it a try.