Good morning Jennifer,
This is an old friend from Pickens, I read your new letter all the time and recently I picked up your book and read several stories you wrote about counseling clients, hoping I would find something about my situation but I did not, so I decided to write. I have made the decision to retire in May after 30 years in education. I find myself scared, feeling very uncertain of what lies ahead, I am so used to getting up at 5:00 in the morning for the last 30 years and now at 56 I am questioning, who will I be? There is a sense of ending and used to think that I was good at change but structure is what I know. I feel sad and excited on different days. I just wanted to share and see if you had any advise for me to consider as I am approaching this new chapter in my life. My husband has been retired for 2 years and wanted me to retire so we can travel some, but I think about what do I do when we don’t travel, my social world for so long has been the people I work with and as I look ahead it will feel empty.