My previous post listed ten questions I would like to ask retirees.
Question 2: Tell me something surprising about retirement.
I was surprised that it wasn’t easy working for myself. I was too lenient. I allowed myself to drift from one ‘great idea’ to the next without sinking my teeth into any one of them.
I guess I figured that with all the extra time, anything was possible.
I’ve written before about the shiny object syndrome .
I initially entered retirement with a ‘prove myself’ attitude and that too was frittered away by distraction and resistance. A year passed and I hadn’t completed nearly as many projects as I’d hoped to.
Other surprises? I didn’t read nearly as much as I expected to. But I also didn’t watch much TV. Even as I write this, I’m wondering…’what did I do with all that time?’.
More surprises in later posts. Thanks for reading.