I have been making plans to change my life - really change. With that comes lots of anxiety, and some sadness. Am I leaving my old life because I could not measure up, is it true that with the death of my spouse, there was a death of my motivation and passion?
I could turn this around and say that I am making a choice-a choice that I have been contemplating for a long time and that the decision is made from strength not failure.
But if does not feel that way. In addition, I am concerned about finances, how will I live without my position-aren't I too young to retire and too old to switch gears? My self-concept was that of a professor, can I truly recreate my identity now? What will I do? How can I recover from this burn-out and recapture some joy?
Can I really not look back and feel comfortable not knowing what is ahead?