When I retired, it was more of a forced retirement due to a back injury. It sped up the process that I was already preparing for. I knew what I wanted to do, but I wasn’t entirely certain when that retirement was going to take place.
Once it began, even though I had a path, it was still one of the most difficult things I’ve ever been through. It was very lonely, scary, and uncertain. Even though I had a sense of direction, I was still unsure of where my life was headed. I was very lucky I had a good friend [Carlos Edmonds] who helped me through the process. It was important because when you retire, you often retire by yourself. I had someone I could have discussions on a day in and day out basis about how we were feeling.