Most of us look forward to a life of leisure when we retire, a time when we can follow pursuits that time and responsibilities didn't allow during our "working years."
But it's quite common for retirees--and especially those who retire early--to discover that these pursuits only satisfy for a time. Something is missing and they need a new sense of purpose, a new "passion."
Such was the case with retired management consultant Bob Lowry who discovered his new purpose in mentoring prisoners. His story at www.nextavenue.org is worth a read: http://www.nextavenue.org/article/2012-05/finding-my-retirement-passion-landed-me-prison