I am 60 years old and have studied/worked in a Govt. career for the past 25 years. and in private industry for close to 10 years before that. Now I am qualified to and would like to retire. My predicament is while I feel ready to rest, my husband feels that it is easy income coming and why disrupt it while the going is good. It helps us keep to a luxurious standard of living/travel etc. I make a very good salary as a Medical Librarian. Dealing with intellectuals in a clean environment. Hours are full-time, 8AM-4:30 PM M-F. Facts are: I got married at 19 years of age after which put myself through graduate school, had two kids, raised them, educated them, they got married and now we have 5 grand children aged 3-12 years who can also have more time with us. I have a lot of talents, I sing, draw & paint and would love to spend more time managing [decorating, cooking etc] my home. My point is we can live comfortably even without my continuing to work outside the home. I was able to manage both the household and a career well so far but now I am starting to feel the limitations of aging. What advise do you, my friends have for me?