My only issue is the older I get the less I am able to keep up with the new techie stuff. I just don’t have it in me to work 12-14 hours a day with the hipsters anymore. Going from lead engineer to a dev manager role helped.
So, I may have to change careers which is darn near impossible over 55 unless you self-employ or downgrade.
If anything beyond basic metallography, fracture analysis, hardness testing, and chemical analysis is needed, I send it out. I still have to put it all together for the report at the end, though.
Maybe, when I retire, I'll just get a part time, say 3 day-a-week job, for fishing money, or something.
I've trusted in the Lord all my life, sometimes with more faith than at others, and so far, it's worked out pretty well for me.