Retirement from paid employment comes to us all, but it should be no excuse for retiring from life.
It took me two years to wind down from the state of wanting another full-time paid job which was confirmed when a headhunter called with the perfect opportunity. I said I would think about it but an hour later realised that I could no longer cope with the restriction.
In the meantime I had become involved in some charity work, rekindled my interest in genealogy and had the time to travel. I guess I could have become a pole climber instead like this 79 year old!
Now I am anything but retired from life as I complete my first book and learn new skills on the route to self-publication.