Relaxing into Retirement

It is finally here and I am not quite sure what to think. My last working day was May 20. I really enjoy not working, but it is an adjustment. I have an overseas trip coming up and and currently taking short road trips close to home, but seriously, retirement has been an adjustment.

My sister told me that when I retired, I would find plenty to do. She was right! I find there is plenty to do but for some reason never have time to do it. I can’t figure it out – I managed to get everything done when I was working, why is it so difficult now?

One thing I do know is that for right now, relaxing seems that seems to be the hardest thing. I am not sure if it isn’t just me coming to grips with the reality of retirement or I just don’t know how to relax. It is so different from the last 40 or so years of my life. My days are slower, sometimes they are full and sometimes they are empty and the go, go, go is gone gone gone. I will eventually get it all figured out, find a new routine that works. So for right now, I am just learning how to “relax into retirement.”

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