It’s the period between an ending (my days as AC) and a beginning (the new dream, as yet not clearly defined).
Bridges says the neutral zone is the “most tortured” and “treacherous” part of retirement. He calls it “a time of lostness and emptiness before life resumes an intelligible pattern and direction.”
And Bridges says the inner transformation that needs to take place during this time can’t be rushed. One can’t hit the fast-forward button.
Hard stuff for an impatient planner like me. But there is a silver lining. “Take time to get away,” writes Bridges.
Hmm. I think I hear Santa Fe calling. 🙂