by Cyndy E
I retired in December and I am 60. My husband retired in January and he is 62. We always wanted to retire early and our last employer we worked for the same company was a good one but the jobs we held came with a lot of stress and tons of overtime. Leaving us with little or no free time for family and life. So we decided it was time.
My husband has always loved fhe yard and doing things - me on the other hand I don't have any hobbies or like to be involved in clubs etc.
At first it was such a relief to be free of a job I had for 28 years that just totally zapped the life right out of me. I was elated.
Well now it is almost June and I am finding myself lost and feeling anxious and down. I can't decide should I be doing some volunteer work or maybe a part time job? I just can't seem to get a grip on things.
Doesn't help matters any I was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism last fall and this can also lead to depression and anxiety.
Just trying to search my soul for what should be next. Like so many of you my work friends have pretty much left. You know the ones who say they will stay in touch and do for awhile but then they too forget about you.
But let's face it most of them were tied to us because we worked together and now that work is no longer in the picture we just don't have a common bond. Sad but not a huge surprise to me. To be honest all they do want to talk about is work and how awful it is and I really don't want to hear it.
So I am at that place where I am saying what is next and where do I go from here? Scared anxious and some days pretty down on life.
I don't know what I thought retirement would be but am trying to hard to figure it out.