Finding your place to retire.
When you retire, things get turned upside down. What was once important can’t matter any more. You can no longer derive your identity by what you did for a living — that’s how most people define themselves while they’re still working. If you don’t replace that identity with one that fits your new life stage, you can get stuck in limbo — no longer part of the work force, but not fully committed to a retiree’s world.
How you get to a new definition of you is pretty much wrapped up in what you plan to do in retirement. Are you looking for a stress free life, personal or intellectual development, some type of work, etc.? The first step is to find out who you are, to re-discover yourself — what you really want and need, and what will make your life fulfilling.