All posts filed under: encore careers

On Creativity

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Baby Boomers / beautiful / creativity / encore careers / finding your passion / Flow / flowers

I am currently doing a course from University of the Third Age Online. It is called Unleashing Your Creative Spirit. I am keen to run this Course in 2020 through our local U3A. I have met a lot of people in early retirement who find themselves wondering what has happened to them with all the changes of no longer being in the workforce. I have noticed that lots of people, me included, have a list […]

Hobbies and Interests

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Acceptance / creativity / encore / encore careers / I believe that... / Meaning of life and that stuff

In 2010 I ceased working full-time and moved to the South West to enjoy the wonderful experience of not having to set the alarm and get up and go to work. Funnily enough, I still wake up early most days even though I don’t set the alarm. I have been grappling with what best to do with my time now. I have tried a range of things, including self-employment, volunteer work, gardening, blogging and recently […]

Fifty something …

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Baby Boomers / Dreams / encore careers / internet / Meaning of life and that stuff / Self acceptance / social responsibility / Wisdom

I want to point out to the world that people over 50 have a lot to offer. I want to point this out to all age groups but especially to people who are past 50 or thereabouts. I get tired of hearing people talk about retirement. Retirement belongs to the previous generations – our parents and their parents (if they lived long enough). I am not suggesting that we keep working at a job we […]

The age-old questions

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Baby Boomers / encore / encore careers / Friends and family / Gratitude / Health / Meaning of life and that stuff / Wisdom / Wisdom too late

“Age is just a number,” says the well-worn adage. But is it a number you care about, or one you tend (or try) to ignore? Some people are really sensitive about their age and try to hide the truth from others – leave them guessing! For me, from an early age I looked older than my contemporaries. I think it is fair to say that trait has stayed with me so I just accept it. […]

The power of giving up or letting go …

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Acceptance / encore careers / Job interviews / Publishing

I met a friend for coffee yesterday afternoon. We hadn’t seen each other for a while. We talked about what work opportunities were about and what we both have done recently. I said to her, ‘I am not looking for work at the moment. I just want to focus on my studies.’ We parted and I walked the short distance home. I had only been home a couple of minutes and the phone rang. I […]

Passages/Stages/Phases

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Acceptance / Baby Boomers / encore / encore careers / retirement / social responsibility

I am currently reading The Big Shift: Navigating to the New Stage Beyond Midlife, by Mark Freedman. As a result of learning about Marc and theĀ Encore movement I decided to start-up a blog/website called Encore Australia. I am hoping to tap into the numbers of baby boomers in Australia who are currently trying to navigate the second half of their lives in the 21st Century with out-dated guidance from the previous century. My own experience […]

My love/hate relationship with studying

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creativity / emotions / encore careers / Motivation / Study

In the second half of last year I did a unit of study titled Production, Editing and Design. At the conclusion of the unit (I passed comfortably) I stated to many friends and family that I am NOT going to do any more studying. I admit that the editing part really did my head in. Also my tutor was not very helpful. The feedback she provided was inadequate – she would just say ‘that is […]