These first months have been new and thrilling. One element has been rest. No longer driven by deadlines, obligations and all the 'headspace' needed to keep a job on track. Books I bought years ago are now getting read. Streets and districts here in London are now getting explored and visited, along with galleries, museums, coffee shops and libraries. Time with S is both more frequent and deeper. My prayer life feels more pervasive and real.
I have not 'retired', I have changed gear. And once this phase has bedded in, I hope to discover new opportunities to be useful.