Some will reach this season with a good financial plan and adequate cash flow, while others may need or want to remain in the marketplace or create a supplemental income stream. An interest or hobby can generate income, such as writing or making things to sell, and there are also part time and consultant opportunities where you can share your skills AND engage your unique calling.
A Merrill Lynch/Age Wave study found that the single most important ingredient for happy retirement is good health. This would also apply to changing life seasons. If you tended to neglect your health before, start now by working on being more healthy. Eat a nourishing diet and get some regular exercise. Engage a health coach or dietitian to help you create a plan. The better you feel, the more fully you will be able to live out and enjoy your calling.
Of course, if you want to go fishing, take a trip, or play some golf, by all means do that. We all need outlets for fun in our personal lives. But remember, most people find that too much leisure loses its appeal in short order. The encouraging thing, however, is there are lots of ways to make your new season the happiest, and most productive, time of your life.