I actually retired 3 years ago; I had a successful dog sitting business. It was not really full time.
What has complicated my retirement is that 3 years ago I lost my best friend and "mother". She was the most fun person I've ever known. I went into deep depression over this loss. I'm just starting to come out of it.
I'm doing more things. I belong to the book club at the library and I belong to a healing prayer group. I take bible classes as they are scheduled. I knit and read. It's hard for me to find new friends...though I have 3 friends. We're not as close as I was with my beloved friend, Normajeane. She was a wonderful lady.
Any advice of finding or deepening friendship would be appreciated.