Since I've retired, I've had so much fun "finding" myself and experimenting with challenges that I never would have tried when I was a respectable, employed professional. Now, I'm writing mysteries--something I've always wanted to do but never attempted because--well--because I assumed it would take up too much time and I didn't have any of that when I was working. Now, I've built my own publishing company to the point where I have ten authors (including myself) and 21 books published. Never in a million years would I have thought that I would be doing such a wild and crazy thing, even just five years ago. But, once I got that notice from Social Security that I was officially "old," I realized, I guess, that if I wasn't going to "go for it" at that point, when was I? You might say I've discovered my "inner child." If there's really something I want to do now, I do it. I don't let circumstances, other people, or, most important, age keep me from it.
Of course, the things I want to do may not be all that earth-shaking. Sometimes, all I really want to do is just sit under a table and eat chocolates. Sometimes all I really want to do is just read a good book (often one of the ones written by one of the authors I publish). But, I've reached the point where I don't care what anyone else thinks about my behavior or my appearance anymore--and that's a great place to be. It's fun being an old lady.