I would be interested in other's "summing it up" about their "after retirement (or even their just now)" life. For me:
Some positives at age 66:
Upon retirement, I have literally "learned" to sing with singing lessons, and now have done several solos and a duet in front of several hundred folks. I have formed a men's ensemble which has also presented, and we are now preparing for our first "6 man (just maybe 7)" barbershop quartet presentation.
I have relearned what little I knew about guitar playing (40 years ago), and have progressed far beyond, and am now preparing a guitar/singing song which I hope to present this summer.
We are have greatly increased our "friends" and just had 20 to our home for a walk and a salad potluck - something we never had time nor opportunity for (we were pretty darned busy providing support for 2 profoundly disabled sons).
I am leading weekly bicycle rides, and am now the "guru" of bicycling in the area - although a NEW 25 years younger guy has just moved in 3 houses down. He rides a Specialized S Works Compact, and he officially races for a team. Grrr! I will have to throw some tacks out in the street.
I am bicycling just about 20 miles per day, (140 miles per week).
I mess around with BF, such things as the Rogue's Gallery, etc. Just for fun and mainly to learn new skills while doing it.
I continue to walk and lift weights.
We have done a bit of local traveling.
My wife's post-herpetic neuralgia is getting better. My atrial fibrillation was cured with last summer's heart ablation procedure and my trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is in remission. My BP this morning was 108/76 with a pulse of 60. It was running about 160/100 when I was on the meds for the TN.
Had lunch (dim sum) with my son and daughter-in-law, who will become multi millionaires July 27th as a result of settling a major national legal case in which they are the attorneys. When your son is totally paralyzed from the shoulders down, this is a REAL relief for us (and accomplishment for them)! Hey, they can take care of us in our old age.
Have a trip planned to New England.
Some not so positives:
Still need to lose 20+ pounds.
Wife needs (and is scheduled for) knee replacements.
Would like more money!!
Still fighting "the system" for a better day program for my son with a profound developmental disability. Have been doing this for almost 40 years, now.
Still continue to have basal cell skin cancers.
Haven't ridden across the country yet (or jumped tall buildings with a single leap)! (Don't plan on it, either).
So, life is pretty good, overall.
How about the rest of you?