“I knew who I was when I was a prosecuting attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice, but now, when people ask what I do, I draw a blank. I feel like I need to be somebody, and retired is not it.”
When you retire, you leave an old identity behind. Who do you become then?
Jerome eventually recreated a fulfilling lifestyle that included volunteering as a legal consultant.
But he had to grieve the loss of who he was before he could envision exciting new possibilities.
Are you stuck in old thinking? If so, what’s one a small step you could toward a more exciting