It has been a year since I retired and I have got to tell you, I thought I was ready but I was not. I am not referring to financial matters, mind you. I am referring to the lifestyle and emotional sides of the equation and what I knew was coming but was ill-prepared to deal with. No one warned me that getting up each day without deadlines would not be easy, nor did anyone tell me how leaving the working world (or in my case the full-time blogging world) would seem like my own personal fall from grace.
Whether you are young and simply dreaming about retirement, or older and just beginning to dip your toes into the possibility, I hope you can learn something from my experience and find your own path to a fulfillment during this new and wonderful phase of your life.