I retired from medical practice two and a half years ago. I started writing and publishing books to occupy the time.
Retirement is very challenging because you have a lot of time on your hands and don’t have enough things to do. Overnight, your circle of friends was drastically reduced. Suddenly, your phone stopped ringing. You felt alienated, isolated, and cut off from the lime light.
But retirement is not all doom and gloom. You have freed yourself from the tyranny of the urgent. You have freed yourself from the Goliath of time that tied you down i.e your practice. You have freed yourself from the responsibility of running the practice. Your stress level is drastically reduced. You can do things that you always wanted to do, but did not have the time to do them. You can be away from home for as long as you want without worrying about the practice. The burden of running a practice is behind you. You have finally earned the rest that you deserved.