Here am I at last. I now can do whatever I want, be whoever I choose to be. I retired on April 1. I immediately set out to get sick in any way I could - diverticulosis, stroke number five, and my back as bad as it's been in years. So whatever I wanted was sleep, sleep, sleep. I slept and watched a lot of movies and binge watched a lot of TV - cable shows mostly that I was able to find online after some searching.
But gradually I started to wake up and now I'm working on acquiring the habits I want to have in my retirement. One is exercise - which I do at Aquacare, a physical therapy heated pool. It is closed whenever there is lightening which is unfortunate with the weather we've had recently (thank you, CO2). Along with that is writing. I'm using some writing exercise books that I bought a few years ago and am only just now putting to use. After getting those two in my consciouness, I've added a daily period of decluttering (just started, not yet a habit). Exercise had to be a prerequisite because physical pain made writing and decluttering quite difficult.
PS This afternoon I was reading http://www.brainpickings.org ... a great resource on writing ... and it seems that many writers put exercise (including swimming) into their daily routines. Good to know!