What is a nightmare? Waking up in the middle of the night thinking you are falling from a tall building. Dreaming you are in the middle of the desert without any water. Driving down a winding road without guardrails and learning that you have no brakes!

But, you know what else could be considered a nightmare – at age 55 and having been employed by the same company for 25 years being downsized (let go); learning that you need a triple by-pass heart operation, only to learn 24 hours later that you also have prostate cancer; being rushed to the hospital in the middle of a hurricane because you suffer a gall bladder attack and need immediate surgery to remove it.

However, if there is one thing we should keep uppermost in our minds regardless of how the serendipity of life has dealt with us, it will soon pass. If we would remember one thing in life or one quote that would be accurate at all times and in all situations – it would be “this too, shall pass”.

So whatever nightmare you are facing – pull yourself up by your bootstraps and say to yourself “this too, shall pass”.


About iglengel

Welcome to my blog: I retired in September of 1996 after twenty-five years as an Underwriting Manager (and one year with a smaller insurance company) and have written blog postings on the website prior to setting up this Word Press free site. Having retired almost twenty years ago I have experienced my own retirement transition. I survived and you will too. Oddly enough, now that I have more time, I am discovering various things about myself that I would not have imagined myself doing in retirement. Why does it take so long for, we as individuals, to stop and think about ME!? Join me as I share with you some of the shenanigans we have been up to since retiring. Retirement is and can be a whole lot of fun. Welcome to my site – remember – retirement is not the destination we are seeking – it is the journey! I encourage you to visit often, provide comments, ask questions and add your own insights. We are all on this journey together.
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3 Responses to Nightmare

  1. AprilEsutton says:

    That’s got our nightmarish years beat. That out of work period was bad, but now we are counting the months to retirement. If you haven’t made it though yet, remember your own words,

    • iglengel says:

      Not only made it, but have been retired 20 years this December and have no regrets. Life has treated us well – my comment – “this too, shall pass” works. Thanks for reading my post.

  2. Sue says:

    Yikes! Glad all turned out well:-).

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