I’m a 55-year-old male. I recently sold my business, which was very profitable. Financially, I am pretty well set. But while the idea of an early retirement was always appealing, I’m finding that I am bored out of my mind. I miss the activity and satisfaction that came from building and running a company.
I don’t feel I can talk to any of my friends about this, as they are hard at work and can’t really identify with my boredom. I feel I am too old to go back into the work force, which seems so focused on millennials. Moreover, I have enjoyed 25-plus years plus of calling my own shots, so I wonder about reporting to someone else.