Originally Posted by Bigal50
I gave official 2 weeks notice yesterday, and am feeling empty. My boss says it's 'buyers remorse'. I'm 58, and have had a steady income and saving since 12 with my first paper route. Now it is about to turn off and start drawing down the pile of money.
This is the moment I've been building up to for 40 plus years, but I'm more worried than happy. I couldn't wait for the last day until I made it official yesterday.
Help me see the glass as full, not half empty, please!
If you "really" feel comfortable that your finances will allow you to live in retirement like you want "and" you don't want to work anymore, then the answer seems simple to me.
I think many of us have been there but kept working a few more years just out of fear. (It's called the OMY syndrome) That was my case, but now that I've been retired (over a year now) I have "zero" regrets/fears. Any regrets/fears I had faded in a few weeks once I retired.