“My career is over,” David said when a job as office manager/accountant was not offered to him.  “The phone is not ringing off the hook.”

Well, his career may be over, but his life isn’t.  Resigning from his previous job as comptroller was the best thing he did for his mental and physical health.  No longer is he depressed, agitated, and angry.  No longer is he exhausted.

He is a lot happier and more energetic.

David painting 001-A

David painted Lisa’s bedroom white.  It looks so clean now.  We intend to install new closet doors, carpeting, wallpaper and furniture later.

David reading 002-A

He also has time to read the morning newspaper, something he couldn’t do when he was employed.  And notice the ferns outside?  He waters them daily.

With every passing day, my husband continues to thrive.

13 Responses to “Thriving”

  1. granny annie Says:

    I am happy that David is no longer depressed, agitated, angry or exhausted:) That has got to be a big perk.

  2. DJan Says:

    I was stressed when I was working, and I can’t imagine what it must have been like to be in a hostile work environment like David endured. I’m glad he’s happy now! 🙂

  3. Jeanie Says:

    It is great that he got out of the stressful job he had. Retirement is an adjustment but it looks like he is doing very well with it.

  4. Tom Sightings Says:

    What a great advertisement for retirement! I’d write a longer comment; but hey, I’m retired too … I’m going to read the paper!

  5. Christine Says:

    it’s a good thing, not all about money.

  6. SchmidleysScribbling Says:

    Although they go into it kicking and screaming, after they adjust to retirement, men do seem to thrive. Well, some of them do… Dianne

  7. Denise Says:

    That’s wonderful! I know Gregg is thoroughly enjoying his retirement.

  8. Cathy Says:

    Have to agree with some of the others – adjusting and retirement go hand in hand. There will be peaceful days and then there will be wishing days – days when you wish you were still working.
    Then comes the days when you wish there were more hours in the day to achieve all you want to achieve and couldn’t because you were working lol
    Take care

  9. Suzanne Says:

    That is great. It appears he is thriving in retirement.

  10. Linda Reeder Says:

    Well, there you go! Happiness at last!

  11. Olga Says:

    You know, the signs are there. It is his time to embrace retirement. I think you are both happier now that he is not working at a stressful job.

  12. Beatrice Says:

    So good David is doing great without a job!
    In a certain age you no longer can withstand all
    the challenges at work.
    I had the terrible experience the past 5 weeks that
    you get sick and feel horrible when stress gets
    overwhelming. I am only better for about a week now…

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