Diana, Age 72
This isn’t my story so much as a question that I’d like to toss around. (Jane said that I could give it a try.) So, if you have any interest, please join in!
Are you staying in place, or have you downsized or relocated since you retired? And how’s that going?
When my husband retired five years ago we moved to a new state to be near our daughter. And we’re both truly enjoying having her in our lives. There’s a lot about being here that I like – an opera company and our own civic symphony, a superior library system, beautiful scenery with close access to a national park, a nicer house…..
I didn’t expect to miss the old place despite the fact that we’d lived there since we married in 1972, but I was wrong! I miss my friends terribly! And, to be honest, I haven’t found another woman to meet even for lunch or coffee. Making new friends at 72 isn’t easy.
If you’ve relocated, how did you handle it? Are you happy with the change? What do you miss?
And if you stayed in place, are you pleased?
There aren’t any wrong answers. It’s just meant as an opportunity for that girl chat that I miss so much!