I was not in the typical situation like most of you were: one day you are putting in 8 hrs/day, the next day you wonder
what to do all day how to celebrate the new freedom.
As my work at the last start-up wound down 7 years ago, I had a year to close down the local office that I was in charge of, because the lease still had a year left. So, I guess that was one year of decompression.
Since then, I have been alternating between putzing around, maintaining my homes, doing work on my RV, and doing some work for money. It is not all or nothing like most of the people.
"Old age is the most unexpected of all things that can happen to a man" -- Leo Tolstoy