How can you make the years after employment the time of your life? I don't know. Nobody else does either. You have to find your own way. The only thing I can do is offer some thoughts and experiences from my own life and the lives of others. Some of these will sound foolish to you; others will resonate with your soul. Ignore the former, ponder the latter. Of those you keep, none will be a recipe you can slavishly follow, but each will contain nuggets you can use. Let the nuggets work into the mosaic of your thought and your life will be enriched.