I have suggested that you take inventory in three areas of your current life.  Write down what you want to continue, what you never want to do again, and what you want to start in the next phase of your life.

If you're working now, what is it about this part of your life you want to keep? I wanted the intellectual stimulation of work--doing research and writing curriculum (my last full-time work was as academic). I wanted the camaraderie of colleagues and friends. Finally, I wanted the structure of work--not as much as I had then, but the structure of at least a skeletal schedule. More and more frequently we read about and know people who continue to work into their 70s or 80s, or quit and go back to work because they don't like not working. What is it that you want to keep about your work?

What do you never want to do again? My academic work was almost entirely online. I wanted to SEE people and interact with them in real time. It wasn't that I never wanted to teach online again. But I wanted to do a whole lot less of it!

The final part of this inventory concerns what you want to start? I've interviewed 17 older adults, older than 65, about what keeps them vital. All of them are learning something new. I know an 89 year old jazz singer who only started singing professionally after age 70. I know a former pediatrician who is serious about her cello lessons and three years in is still looking forward to greater expertise. I want to write something more heartfelt than curriculum, and toward that end I'm in two writing groups where we share and encourage each other. What do you want to learn?