I plan on retiring a few months after my 70th birthday after more than 34 years with the same employer. I'll walk out the door for the last time on July 2 next year. I've begun to think seriously about the implications. I'm not worried about running out of money. I've planned well enough for that. What I haven't planned is the restructuring of my life. Starting with the mundane things, I'll need a cell phone. I'll have to give back the company provided phone I've been using for many years. I need to upgrade my personal email. I haven't used my gmail account for anything I don't know is coming for as long as I've had a company account. A year into retirement I'll have to think about downsizing my car. I don't need anything as big and powerful as what I have now. Medicare and supplements shouldn't change. I've been off my company's health insurance ever since the deductibles and copays went through the roof. I need to make some banking changes. The credit union won't be as convenient and I won't need the account where my employer deposits expense reimbursements. I'll have to begin changing loyalty rewards profiles to eliminate any connection with my employer and company credit card. The list seems endless and I know I haven't thought about more than a smidge of it. I'm thinking that this is a lot like the restructuring necessary after a divorce. I'm sure others have gone through this. I'm sure others are thinking about it. I have air miles and hotel points for a few more good vacations. What am I not thinking about? What were some of the surprises after retirement? What about time? I've thought maybe I should go to work on a political campaign but I've yet to find a candidate for most offices who's more than the better choice, not a good one. Has anyone gone back to school? I don't see myself going back for more STEM, but maybe music. Any and all help, serious and snarky will be rewarded with likes. Please help me think this through. I need to put together a time line for organizing the changes I'll need to make and I'd like to have the time line put together first. Thanks in advance.