Here I am…enjoying my one day off for the week…and I am retired!
I am not sure if it is the generation I am from, or if I just have to learn to say no, but I am working way more than I had planned! That said, I have discovered an interesting thing about being a mature worker. Mature workers are VALUED!
My employers are so happy to see me come in to work, and the young people I work with also seem to truly appreciate who I am, and what I stand for. They understand that I have worked over 40 years, and that I am a retired professional, and they respect me for that, and for the energy and zest for life I still have and exude. It is a good feeling to go to work and feel truly loved and appreciated.
As I reflect on the demand there is for me to be at work, and the job offers that keep coming in, it is amusing to think that I wasn’t even sure I would be able to get a job! Funny how we underestimate ourselves as we age. The only person who was judging me for my age, was me.
Are you nervous about feeling valued in retirement? What concerns do you have?