What they don’t tell you about retirement

A few thoughts for new retirees from someone who has been there and done that recently enough to recall some unexpected challenges and rewards…

Relevance deprivation

Your job is a very large part of your identity. For years, a key step in getting to know people has been asking each other, “What do you do for a living?” and the answer was often, “I am a [teacher chippie engineer gardener].”

Note the “I am.”

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