It's nice to hear from recent retirees. Whether the decision to retire was yours or others, we all have thought about it and hoped it would bring great joy, less stress and more time to pursue the things we love.
However for some it brings sadness, a feeling of being alone and more time to think about all the things in life that could have been but never were!
I remember a song by Harry Chapin called Greyhound and found it very helpful in making some difficult adjustments in life. If you can access it on youtube listen to the words, perhaps you can relate when he says 'it's got to be the going, not the getting there that's good'.
As you may know, Harry never made it to retirement. His life was cut short at the young age of 36, but his songs are timeless.
Peace to all, may we all find happiness at the end of that Greyhound ride.