I’m 55, a bit restless and ready to sort out how to make my way through this rather precarious stage of life. The last 29 years have been about caring for my children (the loves of my life) and my family, working hard at an established banking career, upholding a household or two and during the down-times, tending to wonderful friendships and exploring the world.
But I’m at a cross-roads – I have time on my hands. What do I do with it? I’m not young and I’m not old. How do I keep my youthful spirit in this not so youthful body? What do I do with my career now? Do I go back to school? Do I “coast” until retirement? How do I dress now? How much do I want to know about technology? How much do I believe in what I read about and see in everyday media? What does it all mean to me at “this stage of life”? Do I care, can I make a difference? Do I want to make a difference? How do I make a difference?
I’m still so curious about what I can do and what I can accomplish. I really believe it’s not to late to make changes but how much of a change do I want to make? I’ve worked hard and I established – in my career, in my home, in my relationships, in my surroundings. I’ve earned my place of distinction – but what does this all mean and what can I do with it?
I know I’m not the only one wondering about this so let’s explore this stage together. Want to?