A Word or Thought

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Sometimes a word or thought will come to mind and just won’t go away until something is done about it…so I will post my thoughts on the subject of “change” and see if the word gets out of my head.

Thinking on this word all morning long I have thought of some changes I like and enjoy and some I don’t.

Season changes I enjoy, but for ice and storms that come with some of them.

Getting change when I pay for a purchase is always nice.

Rearranging the furniture around the house once in awhile is a change I like.

I could go on and on with the changes I do like but the main thing I wonder about is some that I don’t like and enjoy.

Anything or anyone that interferes with my daily routine or habits stresses me. Is it because of my age or do I have issues that need to be addressed?

I used to like visiting with people anytime or anywhere, but it seems now that I am retired it has to be on my terms as to when and where. Since retirement I don’t like or enjoy being around people unless I am in the mood to be. Is it because I was around and worked with a whole lot of people for many years?

What I am enjoying the most about retirement is…

Being able to go and do things only when I want to.

Enjoying peace and quiet from time to time with only the sounds of nature blessing my ears.

And for the most part only being responsible for myself after being a caregiver for many years.

I am more of a spur of the moment person than a plan maker so my routines are minimal.

For me retirement is wonderful if my habits or routines are not interrupted. Should I feel bad about that?

8 thoughts on “A Word or Thought

  1. I feel exactly the same way as you do. I stay up until 2:00 am every night and get up at 10:00.am. I work on my blog and I don’t get dressed until 2:00 pm. I hate when I have to leave the house for anything but what I want to. I think retirement is amazing! Lol

    1. Glad you have time to yourself to enjoy. I had a wonderful husband for almost 50 years, I miss him but I am glad he is not here to see all that is going on in our country right now. Keep enjoying your husband and your “me time”.

      1. I understand what you mean about your husband. I am so glad my parents passed away before Covid. I can’t imagine what it would have been like if my Dad had been in the hospital or my Mother in the home when this was happening. I feel so sorry for families being torn apart from their elderly parents especially if they are in homes that are being hit hard. 😢

  2. PatioPrunings

    I too am at this stage in my life. I love, most, being responsible for only myself. I was very happily married for many years, and I miss my late husband a lot. I credit him for my being comfortable and very happy today. I cannot explain why change seems harder as we get older. Perhaps it is because we settle in to our comfortable routine, and enjoy that spontaneity we choose ourselves. My circle of friends is small, and I prefer it that way. I have a wonderful sister, who truly is my very best friend, and then I have a best friend that lives near by. My sister is in another state, but Skype keeps her close. Never feel bad about being happy. It is not selfish at all. We have earned it!

    1. Sisters are such a blessing and I can truly say mine is the greatest blessing in this stage of my life and also my best friend always. I have a close friend near by, but our visits have been halted due to COVID. As for Skype I consider it a blessing also, it allows me to see them as I talk to loved ones that I cannot be with because of distance between us. Thank you for your comment, it is great to know I am not alone in how I feel.

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