The Bitter sweet ReNewal
by Faith N
I joined this forum a year ago in distress. The system locked me out as I live in Kenya.
I opted to retire at the age of 51 due to workplace bullying. It took me 12 years of misery and stress to finally get courage to leave. One year, two months later, I feel awesome. I have recaptured my value as a human being, I dream of living a full life. Other than the loss of income I love my new life.
To fill my time,i am trying my hand in small scale vegetable farming to generate income.
After retiring, I trained to become a coach, hope to influence a few people to nurture healthy workplace relationships.
As a single mum it gets challenging moving forward, making decisions with no one to bounce ideas on.
I worry about not using my time Productively. My other concern is adjusting my lifestyle to avoid depleting my finance. Some nights sleep eludes me due to fear of tomorrow. I trust I have many years ahead of me and hope I can maintain my lifestyle without being employed but through coaching.
For networking with value, I joined a public speaking club to be with people and perfect my public speaking skills.
Joining Bible Study international keeps my spiritual life nourished.
I love life in retirement as I get to choose what to do. I believe in myself and my worth more than when I was working. The scary part is what if my finances run out? I pray I get paying coaching clients to supplement my income.