The Black Cat
(Linn County Oregon)
Many years ago an old wise man told me that I spent a lot of time looking for a black cat in a dark room that is not there. It was a heck of a lot for me to think about. It came down to always second guessing myself over important decisions.
My retirement was a very big decision and prior to my retirement I was constantly searching for the "black cat". It was just unnecessary fear.
Yes I had to do SOMETHING and by that I mean I had to stop not believing in me and get out there and get back into life.
I traveled at first then I helped out others with their needs and finally I am beginning to settle into retirement with pure joy... it turned out it was everything retirees had said it was times 100!!!
Prior to retirement the "unknown" was more fearful than the reality of the moment. I have been retired now for 5 months and I can not, for the life of me, understand why I got so crazy at the end of a very exciting career. I am just a nobody now living this exciting life (my life).
As the old wise man used to say to me, "you can be happy or sad in the same pair of breeches"......he was right!
Good luck and enjoy...robb
Wendy: I love that old wise man... interesting thoughts for sure! Thanks for sharing!