All posts filed under: encore

A clumsy jump into retirement

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Acceptance / encore / Health / Holidays

The post below was written for an exercise in my creative writing class. I can’t do it any longer. It will kill me if I keep going. After all, it is only a job and there must be more to life than going through the motions and playing the games. The pay and conditions are good but they don’t make up for the emptiness of the soul in doing something that no-one cares about. The […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Encore Careers Australia

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Baby Boomers / Dreams / encore / social responsibility

I recently wrote a post about making the transition from full-time work to a different lifestyle. You can see the original post here The Third Age I have since decided to start a new blog about, and dedicated to, those of us who are past 50 and wondering how best to use our time for the next few decades. My new blog is Encore Australia and you are very welcome to visit and leave any […]