Searching for those Golden Years
by Elizabeth, West Virginia
As a military spouse for 23 years, I learned to live alone, he was either deployed or away on a maneuver. I was divorced, to raise 3 children alone.
Have been retired for just short of two years, from a position with the same company for 34 years. I discovered that when you have been working for so long, retirement results in a loss of identity.
I have no problem with being alone, but miss the daily work schedule, a reason to get out of bed in the morning.
Health problems at 84 keep me from volunteer work, but I fill my days with snail mail pen pals, charity knitting and studies of ancient history courses online.
Do miss the interaction with real people, my weekly trip to Walmart does give me the chance to flirt with the elderly male shoppers.At my age, I am not dangerous. I still drive, but mobility problems keep me from doing the things I would enjoy.
Try to keep a positive outlook, but I too am searching for those golden years.