After decades of raising children and climbing the corporate ladder, they're weary of the same old routine. But Baby Boomers are so caught up in high-pressure jobs that they don't have the time and energy to figure out what to do next.
Enter the career break.
Most non-retired Baby Boomers say they expect to work in some fashion after retirement. The vast majority of those who go back to work plan to launch a second career from the outset—and see any time off as a chance to regroup.
For many, there is also the realization that "part of this transition is leaving the old life behind," says Jaye Smith, a founding partner of Reboot Partners LLC, a research and consulting firm that specializes in retirement planning and career breaks.