Trusting in My Retirement Decision
I am getting ready to retire... 14 Mondays to go!
After reading many other stories of anxiety and sleepless nights I don't feel so unique anymore.
I have reached out to some of my friends who have retired within the last 2 years to grill them over their decision and what led them to retiring. Most get a chuckle out of me as I try to understand the decision process to retirement.... as Wendy has said you just know when its time....as they say sometimes an orange is just an orange....I want to make a science out of this decision.
I realize I have never been here before. I have worked since I was 14. I am almost 60 now so I don't deny its a challenge.
I am a lucky man to have made it this far and I have to learn that life has many chapters if you just turn the page..... so be it.
Thanks to Wendy and her web page, I am no longer feeling alone in this decision and if by some chance its wrong I will right it another way doing something I want to do....
I must trust in myself for once....
Wendy: I kinda like that "as Wendy says..." grin! thanks!
You are right, at some point you just gotta LEAP! If you enjoy retirement, you retire and find new hobbies and such. If you decide you don't like it, you find volunteer work, a part time job, or start a small business. Whatever -- its your world now!
I got a kick out of you asking friends about retirement.... I asked that and a whole lot more, like "HOW did you walk out that door for the last time?" I simply couldn't imagine leaving work that last day, full of tears, walking to my car, so sad. Guess what? Asked many, worried about that moment in time, and it was all for nothing. I walked out, staff taking a photo at the door, arms full of last minute stuff... and never looked back.