The author shares how her husband handled retirement. She writes…”Initially, he reveled in his newfound freedom. But over time, the leisurely life lost its luster and Joel seemed a little lost himself.”
Eventually he figured it out- it’s an ongoing process that evolves.
This is a pretty common reaction to retirement. For many, it can be a confounding combination of mental, emotional, social, physical, and spiritual aspect all colliding at the same time.