When I was 28 or so (a long time ago), I had a 3-4 month period the summer after graduating business school where I had already quit my old job and was waiting for my new job to start. It was fantastic. Sure, the first week I felt kind of weird going from a full-time job plus 2-3 business school classes at night to 100% free time. But I got used to it pretty quickly. It was nice having the free time without the stress of having worry about work or looking for a job.
I had a similar experience recently when I was laid off from my last company due to COVID-19. Obviously it was a bit different with the pandemic an having to look for a new job. But we had my wife’s income, plus I have money saved up and received about a half a year’s severance in cash and stock.
Point is, I have no trouble enjoying my free time. Plenty of shit I’d would rather do that have a bunch of conference calls or email douchebags about some business thing I don’t really care about.
My only concern with retirement is that, even though I’m healthy and in good shape, retirement tends to happen when you are “old”. Like, great that you have all this time to do stuff, but there’s a lot less stuff you can physically or mentally do.