The first two months - this rocks!
Well, here I am, two and a half months into retirement and this is what I have realized:
1. All these household activities I planned on doing when I had time, remain undone and are likely to remain so and I don't care.
2. I have cogitated, meditated, and followed a number of self-help suggestions to define the new me and am still the old me.
3. I have not had any urge to join clubs or to volunteer as I am still waiting for number 2.
4. I can have breakfasts and lunches that last longer than one hour as I have no meetings scheduled.
I have become that most undesirable character in the corporate world - the underachiever.
This is not as simple as it sounds. Transitioning from being a lifelong overachiever to a laid back underachiever takes discipline and stamina. I expect to be closer to mastery when summer comes and I can practise from a lounge chair in the sun.
For now, if I find myself thinking about making a "to do" list I simply take a nap and the urge goes away.