Many people pursue a second career after they retire. The second career can be something one has done as part-time work while employed full time at their primary career, or the second act can be in a completely different field. My oldest brother retired from two different careers, and ran a business with his wife after work. He retired this summer from his second career, and will work at their business, as much or little, as he wishes.
As I contemplate retirement from over forty years of employment in developmental disabilities and mental health, I find it easier to think about if I can transition to a second act. I don’t want to quit “cold turkey,” and not have a meaningful way to spend my days. Afternoon naps will be nice, however.