Now that I’ve committed to retirement, the guilt has set in. I can’t shake the feeling of letting down my team and leaving a pile of unfinished work for the person who will follow me. I’m on a leave due to illness, so my work is falling to my direct reports to finish. I know our inboxes never empty out completely, but somehow not wrapping things up neatly feels like a failure. I know. It makes no sense.
I’m looking forward to getting away from an extremely dysfunctional environment and improving my wellbeing. I’ve saved and planned for this and want it to happen. It’s time to get past this awkwardness and move on to the next chapter. That’s my overriding sentiment.
Is this a common thing, to have such mixed emotions at this moment? If you dealt with this, how’d you get past it?