Retirement: It's starting to get to me...
I retired at 60 when I couldn't stand working with my new boss who was a very bitchy, controlling person. After cranking out the numbers I decided I could retire so one day when a few things at work got to me I decided to retire ASAP and by the end of the week I was retired.
At first I was thrilled and so happy to be retired. Why would someone want to go to work when they could stay home and collect a pension?
After about a year and a half the lack of activity and motivation I'm feeling is getting to me. I've had toe surgery a week ago so have been housebound for a week and now wonder what I'm going to do with the rest of my like.
I'd love to chum up for walls with a woman in My neighborhood but the streets are empty and I don't bump into anyone. I joined a Zumba class in the evenings but the woman all work so it hasn't resulted in making new retired friends.
I live alone as my daughter and son have moved out. I have a boyfriend and we see each other mostly on weekends. We are both independent and don't want to live together as we are both divorced and know being married is no picnic.
I divorced ten years ago, and love living alone and don't want to make meals, do laundry and clean for another person as I've been there and done that. I would love to travel but I don't have enough money and most of my friends are still working.
I don't know what to do but I don't think I can do this and be happy much longer. I wouldn't mind getting a job a few days a week but don't want to work for minimum wage either.
I'm confused and restless.
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