Thursday, April 14, 2005

So I Had This Nightmare Last Night...

Sunset Posted by Hello
I dreamt that I was forced back to work! This nightmare is becoming more and more frequent. Last night I awoke from the dream, poured some ice water, walked around a bit to clear my head, then went back to bed. Wonderful- It only continued!
Do I feel guilty about retiring at the age of 48? NO, I worked my full 30 years!
Do I miss working? NO, I worked all those years for a large company which shall be left unnamed, but by the time I retired the initials had evolved to SBC. If someone farted upstairs, we'd all be smelling it down through the ranks if you know what I mean.
I do miss some of my coworkers, but have kept in touch with many.
Am I worried about money? Although we're definitely not rich, we are OK, so that is also a big NO!
If I were to choose a job I'd actually like to do, I'd work in a nursery. A garden nursery, not a child care facility.
I'm enjoying the hell out of retirement!
So why the dream... Susie, anyone?


Blogger Squirl said...

Sierrabella, I'm no therapist and can't give you the real reason why you're having this dream. I can say that at least you're not dreaming that you're greeting people at Walmart!

6:09 PM  
Blogger cheesecakey said...

I am no therapist either, so will just describe how I felt when I stopped working - I felt weird stopping work when I got married. I had been working 2 and 3 jobs as a single parent, and I went from that to a housewife practically overnight. It was a weird transition, aside from the fact that all of our friends' wives worked. It felt like a dream in the beginning and I couldn't believe how lucky I was and I was afraid that I would have to go back. I had had it so hard for so long (7 years as a single parent) that it wasn't easy to accept that I didn't have that struggle anymore, that it was ok to relax. I don't know if this applies to you in any way, but are you relaxing? Deep down? I mean, deep, deep down...

8:15 PM  
Blogger SierraBella said...

You're so right! Not to mention the nearest Walmart is about an hour drive away...
The price of gas would eat up any earnings.

Maybe you are a therapist!
Your point was well made.
I absolutely do feel relaxed, though.
I'll have to ponder this further.

9:52 AM  
Blogger jac said...

I am not retired, but i would like to say that the pic u put there is damn good and i can even write a poetry on it. Damn good down to earth writing too

8:20 PM  

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