I sold my restaurants and retired for a few years, but it drove me NUTS to sit in the house. Hubby still works. Now I do Real Estate and I can be home all the time, but still have something to do and look forward to everyday.
There are times when I regret getting out of the navy after 12 years. I could be close to retirement had I stayed in. However, it was a good family decision. Now I work with the navy as a contractor so I get the best of both worlds.