03/28/2014 11:03 am ET Updated Mar 28, 2014

7 Paths To A Fulfilling Retirement

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People who are retiring sometimes just think about getting another job doing the same thing they've done all their lives, says Marie Langworthy, 65, a retired school administrator. But they really need to step back and and ask themselves: What do I really want to do? What do I enjoy? What am I good at?

Langworthy and Carolee Duckworth, 67, a retired Web design professor, wrote Shifting Gears to Your Life and Work After Retirement to help people see themselves in a new way. "Our goal is to help you come up with a mission statement for the rest of your life," says Duckworth.

They have identified seven retirement paths that retirees might take:

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