Retirees: Was your transition to retirement smooth? Bumpy? Somewhere in-between?
Tell us your story. Click “add new comment,” which you will find below this text. Then, in a few paragraphs, post a brief account of your transition. Convey any insights which you think colleagues still working might find useful when they decide to retire. [When you finish your comment, click "preview." Then, if you are satisfied with what you wrote, click "save."]
Our expectation is that while readers will find common themes in our transition narratives, they will also find a plenty of diversity -- and lots of interesting questions and issues raised by our accounts.
You can either post anonymously or, if you feel comfortable doing so, provide your name at the bottom of your brief retirement narrative.