Retirement is NOT What it Soinds Like!
by Teacher Sie
(Detroit Michigan )
I just retired from teaching for 28 years in June 2019. I’ve been planning this for five years and knew I had all my plans in place. Well, let’s just say I am now on Plan Z.
Nothing worked out as planned and I struggled and am still struggling to find my place in life. I was at the top of my game and the “go to” person at my school and I was needed everyday. I walked out of my building June 21st and have heard from two of my workers since then. It’s like I don’t exist and that is hard.
So I decided to go help out at my husband’s health clinic and now my identity is completely wrapped up in his life and his identity. So I am waiting to get out of this retirement slump soon.
I do volunteer at the hospital to support new moms and their babies twice a month which helps. I also go to the gym four days a week and workout at home the others. I take my dog for a walk but still feel disconnected. My husband is trying to help but nothing has changed for him and he cannot relate.
Anyone feeling like me and if you have any suggestions please share!