Here’s a compelling article from Robyn Berry-Luke. It’s called Retirement: I Didn’t Go Willingly Into It At All.
In it, the former professional fundraiser shares some perceptive observations on her journey into retirement. Here’s one that’s particularly thought-provoking:
It took me quite a few months to settle into a routine at home that didn’t make me sad. I started projects like painting small wooden boxes with faux finishes, knitting and talking to other friends who didn’t work. There are only so many lunches you can go to with non-workers, they had very little to say that I wanted to hear. I wanted to talk about my work and that would have been boring for them so I put on a brave face and muddled along.
Have a look at the full article for more of her interesting observations.