SOL17 (if you were here earlier, Blogger messed this up big time... or Padlet did. This is alllll new...and good.)
It is Thursday and my husband is on his way to the Social Security office AGAIN. We have tried and tried to get our SS untangled, but they keep tangling it up again. We get letter after letter from them explaining how much we aren't getting THIS time, and how much they are taking out for the prior months (that they've made mistakes on). I did not know that retirement was going to be a full time job at the Social Security office, but so far it has. And it seems to be a money loser.
I'm hoping when their fixes to their mistakes finally catch up with their paperwork that they will repay the back-pay money they took out. I'm not too optimistic about it. At this point, I'll be happy to simply stem the flow.
I can't tell you how weird it is to both be retired now. It is both weird and scary. We shouldn't be scared; we prepared for this. We have funds set aside in various nets. But there is something about sitting here in the boat with your nets full, releasing them one by one and hoping that you don't run out of them before YOU have run out; or hoping that the boat won't sink, leaving you without boat or nets.
I have to put that aside. Those worries are not for me to deal with. The worrying time is done. Now it is time to just do. We WILL be fine. I have my assurance of that. I just need to hold up my faith to ward off the worry. Set worry in its place...the backseat of life.
No Worries, No Regrets
I shall not give over to worry
that stalks in the shadowy dark;
I will cling to the hope of tomorrow
and pull myself up to embark
on the journey of life that awaits me,
a future to flame from a spark;
be gracious in walk and grow kindness,
embrace what is tried and found true;
don't ever regret to go boldly
and reach for the good that is new.
the good in tomorrow is out there
past worries just waiting for you .
by Donna JT Smith
My OLW last year - BOLD and this year's word - REACH both helped out today.