I agree. I've been retired several years and couldn't wait til things lined up and enabled me to do so from a stressful job. My wife said if I stayed in it much longer I'd be dead. Retirement is great for me because I'm a do-it-yourselfer and there's always something that needs to be fixed, maintained, replaced, painted, etc. Also have the car hobby, golf, woodworking, and some sports following. I keep as busy as I want to be and don't miss working a damn bit. I tried working part time a few years but that sucked too. I started preparing for retirement years ahead of time by getting everything paid off. It helped to have no kids and a working wife (til she retired early). Key is healthcare ins, no debt, a bit in the bank, and enough cash flow to get by. It's surprising to see how much less you really need when you're not driving to work every day.So I do numbers for a living, and ret cash flow is easy enough but its the EMOTIONAL side of retirement than can literally kill you. We are all psychosomatic creatures, deeply, we simply aren't aware of its depth. Well, until we are.
Sir, dont wait for the fckr to show up, get the mind ( which is a physical extension of your soul to my gnostic view) on something you can stew on. Build stuff, help others, train a dog, anything that engages and positively moves you. We are social creatures first and foremost. Go see Ole race his junk!
Stay on the "+" side brother. In your head. Your body will follow.