over50feeling40: Career Reinvention Thought for the Day
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Jul 11, 2015

Career Reinvention Thought for the Day

Many think we are suppose to retire to the golf course and put hard work behind us.  I ponder how long I will work hard a lot lately...I think it is healthy and want to continue doing it as long as possible...the question still remains where and how.  But, I think I am getting closer to answers.

How long do you see yourself working hard?

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  1. As I have not been formally employed since the late 1970s and have always worked freelanceI don't really understand the "retirement" word. Good luck with your hunt I have had 3 different careers however they have all had a common thread.

  2. It seems like retirement has changed in recent years. Staying actively involved and using our talents has many bonuses. The 2 friends I know who have retired to the golf course, have become bored to tears. Happy Sunday!

  3. I am retired and active! But if I feel like sleeping in, I do : > I don't picture my life as being one of leisure, even 20 years from now.

  4. I see myself working hard for about 3 more years! After that, I plan to work for fun, but I do plan to work. I'm just ready for a change where I do something I truly enjoy instead of what pays the bills. Too many years of that now. Once I crossed the 40-years of work threshold, I started thinking ahead to having some fun in my work. I have high hopes!

  5. I also retired from my teaching job. I understand the grief you feel and missing the kids. That chapter is behind me and I take solace in knowing I did my best.. Now I am on to a consulting job and am excited to be working out in the field and at home with ADULTS!. So much freedom.

  6. I have been enjoying an active retirement since age 55 and love it! Yes, there's time spent on the golf course, but there was also a year teaching English in Japan, a semester at a university in China, and a summer volunteering on a Pacific island! There's been sleeping in once in awhile, but more often there's been getting up early to begin a busy and fulfilling day.

  7. I see myself working forever. I started blogging as a way to explore how I might reinvent myself when I retire from academia. So many possibilities, so many new people. I am discovering a whole new world now and one I am passionate about. The challenge is still working full-time and finding the time to devote to my new endeavor. Great post and good discussion.

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