Thursday, July 18, 2013

Retirement is a roller coaster, alright.

Saw an older acquaintance at today's Sidewalk Sale - my swan song, of sorts. She asked how I was feeling about retirement. "At the moment, kind of emotional," I said. She answered, "Give yourself time to grieve. Retirement is a loss. You're losing part of your identity, part of your social network." Gawd, I thought. I am so sick of loss. I'm losing things right and left. Then, she said, "But the reinvention thing is awesome!" OK, that made me feel a little better. So did these...
It turns out, you get a lot of flowers when you retire. But, I'll be glad when this week is over.

2 comments:

Carol Starr Schneider said...

You're just getting started. Congratulations!!!! So freakin' proud of you!

Cathy Hamilton said...

Thanks. I just got home from turning in my keys. (Hasn't this been the longest, lamest build-up to something you've ever seen?!)