One of my more annoying habits is to make a decision and then beat myself up because I didn't decide the other way. It wouldn't matter when side I chose, I would look at all the benefits of the other side and berate myself for not chosing the other side. Anyway, I can honestly say that I have not once, not for one minute, wished that I was still working. That amazes me because I was very proud of my profession, I worked at a prestigious institution, and if I say so myself, was darn good at it. I had often thought that I would be bored or lonely without my work. Ha! I love being busy at my quilting, reading another chapter, cooking something new, watching the birds at the feeder. I am busy without being pressured and I love it! I'm not lonely because I've never been one that has to have others around all the time. I see my family about as much as we all want to see each other, I'm in a really good book club, there's a quilt group that I can drop in on if I want, and I see my church friends almost every week.
One thing that I am wondering about is DH. He is still working and I am wondering how we will rub each other once he retires?? I love him dearly but too much togetherness may grate. I guess we will cross that bridge when we get to it.