Fortunately there are some encouraging stories about how people have overcome this hurdle in most creative ways. Most of us have a rigid definition in mind about what retirement actually means. Perhaps we need to rethink our options.
A young man chose to “retire” from his career at quite a young age. He became a stay at home Dad, and a serious blogger while his wife went out to work. Many do not accept that he has retired, but he does and has no plans to go back and work for anyone. He is (and his family are) happy with his arrangement.
He can look at his situation and think of it as being unemployed, but that would be a depressing exercise. He is happy with his definitions and choices.
Is retirement a state of mind? What do you think?