Friday, October 26, 2012
I've been talking to a lot of retirees about how they felt when they first retired. Almost universally they missed the routine of work, missed being around people, sometimes have a hard time thinking of how to spend the day. Some say that lasted a year, others much longer. I'm asking because I want to be mentally prepared. Some of this will be mitigated by the fact that I've worked at home and lived alone for so long, it will not be strange to be alone suddenly. I may miss the routine of work, but right now, I sure don't think so. My closest friend says she adapted immediately--mainly because she never particularly like working anyway.
How will it be for me? I can't be sure. But I will listen to what others tell me and try to prepare myself.