Retiring in 13 Days

by Michelle
(Louisville, Kentucky)

I am 55 years old and retiring from the school system this fall after 13 days.

Reading some these stories I'm experiencing these same anxieties, crying spells and angry. It's time for me, because of the stress. I feel that I am losing a big part of me.

I see the staff moving on with new changes that really doesn't include me. I'm slowly not feeling that I belong there anymore.

It's not so hard letting go , but the challenge is where do I go from here??

Right now, I just have to take this one day at a time. Find out who I am and what I want .

Thank you for this site it is helping me to cope.

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I was where you were....
by: Carrie

I was where you are one year ago...55 and retiring from school teaching. I too felt I didn't belong anymore, yet I knew that in some ways I would miss it a lot.

Luckily, I found a part-time tutoring job in the schools, so that I am still active, yet not under such stress. I work only three hours a day and that is enough.

I still have bad days every now and then, wondering what the future holds, but I knew it was time for me to retire. Maybe you could volunteer or work part-time.

Good luck.


by: Judy

I retired at 70 and I also noticed that the staff and all did move on. I do hear from time to time from a few left behind and I have kept up with the group of us who retired together.

I am 75 now and my family gets me going. I just have had to adjust to a different pace.

I have spent a lot of time on a couple of websites that are involved in teaching and answering questions in my field.

I get it
by: Nancy

I've been retired for 2.5 years. I, too, had a hard time the year b/f I retired. I, too, felt like I was losing a part of me. It was a huge, huge adjustment. You are definitely in the right place.

I didn't find this website until I had been retired for 1.5 years. You will get the help you need here.

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