Past life: Financial work
at Vanguard Group Inc.
Why pivot: Retired at 57, can live on husband's pension, yearning to fulfill a lifetime ambition.
Reinvention: Interior-decorating business, perhaps retail.
Business name: Crystal Chateau & Bungalow.
What's happening now: Developing a business plan.
Pro tip: Get advice from groups like the Service Corps of Retired Executives.