Hi Julie, welcome to this community – I retired in 2020 just as the first lockdown was announced so retirement turned out completely different to everything I had planned. However, I love having the time to do the things I really like, so with a bit of luck, once your arm has healed, you’ll have a similar experience.
Hi Julie I don’t think a lot of people planned their retirement it just came for different reasons with this pandemic, but you manage to go with it. I hope your arm heals soon and you enjoy your retirement.
Hi Julie. I was made redundant at the end of 2020 as work dried up due to the pandemic. I had been working from home which I found very isolating. Now I can stay in bed, go out, watch tv all day, go to the cinema – whatever I chose… the best thing is no work stress… just stress from other things. I’m still not used to not working. I wake and think oh, it’s Sunday, I don’t have to get up…when really it’s a Tuesday or a Friday and I think what am I going to do today? On the positive side when I think of somewhere to go I love my life. I have lots of coffees out…not always, but most of the time on my own. Getting old isn’t much fun so do as much as you can while you can.
Hello Julie, my name is Leigh and I am a Rest Less Pioneer and I would like to welcome you to both Rest Less and the community. If you have any questions, please ask me here or message me privately.
I have been a member of the community almost since it began and have found it to be a very welcoming and friendly place. There are different groups for you to look at and join in any conversations that interest you. This is a good way of making friends. There is also a local section if you are seeking contacts in your locality. It is:
Hi there. Welcome to this friendly community. You don’t say what general area you are based. I’m in east london/essex border. Retired engineer but still but still very active working on motorcycles. Cars. Boats. Model engineering.