We are trying something new. We have no idea how to do it. Each morning, we wake up to face the fact that our day will be totally up to us.
That's frightening for many of us, whose days were dictated by the demands of work, family, and routine. Once we retire, it's up to us.
I've been testing out the waters of retirement. As a teacher, I have summers off. It's like a mini-retirement, a time that allows me the luxury of little structure, and where the day is designed by me.
I tried leaving my summer relatively open this year. When June 1 arrived, I felt hopeful and excited. At last, I would have the time to:
- Organize and clean my house
- Exercise and eat right
- Spend time with my radio hobby
- And, most importantly, write
Here is more about the Imposter Syndrome.