** Aspiring Writer ** Researcher – Synthesizer ** Innovation Consultant **
As you pass the half-century mark, are you still asking yourself “Who do I want to be when I grow up?”
In July 2014, I retired from a 30+ year corporate career with one company. This timing was a few years earlier than planned, as a highly attractive, early retirement package was offered. Given the timing and my work-focused life style, I did not have a plan in place for what came next. I am a planner by nature, so the days after the retirement moment became a journey of transition which I am still in.
Part of the transition was (re)discovering who I wanted to be whenI grow up and what I wanted to do. I uncovered a desire to write, a love of research & synthesis, and a realization that I liked to advise/teach others. This all merged into creation of this… my Retirement Transition blog! With this blog, I am hoping to connect with others on similar transition journey from full-time career to what comes next. My focus will be less about the money and more about the “who am I now?” and “what do I do with my time?”
I currently live in the Mid-west (Cincinnati) with my also-recently retired husband and our Lab-mix dog, Taylor.
I recently added pictures to the blog. (Yes, finally figured out that skill.) I am finding that paths are becoming very symbolic to me. From Robert Frost reference of two paths diverged in a wood to climbing paths to the tops of mountains. What path forward am I taking?