Five Midlife Reinvention Strategies

Call it a midlife crisis or a midlife reinvention or a reaction to the turbulent time in which we are living, more and more people are reevaluating their careers and their lifestyles, and thinking longingly about dreams deferred by choice or by circumstance. If you’re lucky enough, you leave your job and set out toContinue reading “Five Midlife Reinvention Strategies”

Typecast | Becoming more than my career

When I was in high school and first considering potential careers, my mother advised, “learn to type, and you will always have a job.” She wasn’t wrong. In 1990, I was 28, a college drop-out with a patchwork job history that included receptionist at an alcohol and drug abuse treatment center, Avon lady, newspaper copyContinue reading “Typecast | Becoming more than my career”

My reinspirement | a midlife discovery mission

re-in-spire-ment | Where inspiration meets reinvention. A purposeful retirement from one’s professional career in order to pursue self-discovery and explore all the beautiful possibilities life has to offer. Usually undertaken by women in midlife. This blog is my story of how I got here, to this point of midlife inspiration and desire to reinvent myContinue reading “My reinspirement | a midlife discovery mission”

Redefining retirement | what it means to protire

You won’t find the word protirement in Webster’s dictionary, but I’m predicting it will be there before too long.  A neologism meant to convey one’s leaving a steady career in the pursuit of something more fulfilling, protirement usually comes with a substantial amount of anxiety and abundant freedom and possibility. Four months ago, I announcedContinue reading “Redefining retirement | what it means to protire”

Conquering the tyranny of the to-do list

When I decided to leave my job, I began to make a list of how I would spend the ample free time ahead of me. It was fun to think about the possibilities – from fixing the little things that have been bugging me forever to investing in friends and family. It seems like everythingContinue reading “Conquering the tyranny of the to-do list”