Retirement is everything that I had hoped for -- and more!
by Craig Counters
(Bloomington, MN USA)
I had looked forward to my retirement since I first embarked on my career adventure.
Given my great hopes, the odds were probably tilted toward disappointment, but such was not to be the case. It has been everything that I had hoped for.
No nostalgia for the old workplace and former co-workers. All of that was pretty good at the time, but that time has passed and I have moved on to new experiences.
I am in no way bored with my retired life. I have plenty to do. Too much in fact.
I have read so many comments from disillusioned retirees that I can get rather upset with their occasionally petty griping. Accordingly, I have attempted to be more empathetic, but it has been tough to do because I love my retirement so much that I am mystified by those who seem to be put off by it.
Bottom line, at least for me, retirement has been a great reward for many years of work in middle management -- an often underappreciated and underpaid job. But, it was my decision, so no one to blame but myself.
Thus, given my lack of ardor for my career, my happy retirement is truly a blessing.