Three years ago, I started the first full day of my post-IBM life. I had vague ideas of taking a few months off, then finding a new job.
I got the first part right.
In the intervening three years, I’ve had major heart surgery, gotten very involved in Toastmasters (I’m standing for Division Governor for 2013-14), taken some interesting trips (with more on the agenda), and have rarely found myself bored.
Does that mean that I wouldn’t go back to full-time employment if the right opportunity arose? Definitely not; there are advantages to having a real job, but it would have to be a very good fit.