And yes reinventing yourself is possible.
These can be the best years of your life if you embrace your age and are prepared to continue to grow as a person.
I was inspired to write this post after listening to an interview I did 10 months ago.
The interview was with Paola Devescovi and was part of her research while working on her book “The Female Leader: Empowerment, Confidence And Passion”.
You can find the interview here Re-Descovering Yourself: Interview With Sue Price ( it was on Skype so not the best video but the audio is great).
So 10 months on listening to the interview I inspired myself remembering just how many experiences I have had in my life so far.
Reinventing Yourself: Life After 50
I remember when I changed careers from being a CPA to a financial planner in my 30’s I worked with a lot of people in their 50’s who were planning retirement.
I remember vividly thinking 50 was old. Sad but true!
Well I also thought 30 was old when I turned 30! So embracing 50 and beyond was something I did struggle with.
Now I see it differently. Not only is there life after 50 it is a great time of life.
I encourage you to listen to the interview which is about 16 minutes long and gives my ideas on the subject now.
Life After 50
I used to have my identity wrapped up in my business and my profession. I was really out of balance. Now I have a better sense of who I am.
Paola was asking me questions on re-discovering myself after the age of 50. For me I reinvented myself career wise in my 30’s, 40’s and again in my 50’s.
Age should not be a barrier and now with the internet there are so many opportunities open to us. If you are in this age group and are facing the need to do life differently you can. You absolutely can!
Reinventing yourself at any age
You do not have to be 50+ to reinvent yourself. As I said I did it in my 30’s and 40’s with major career changes.
We have all heard it said that the only constant in the world now is change. We are living in times of rapid change and failure to accept and embrace this will result in frustration and unhappiness.
Reinventing yourself – life after 50
For those of us who are 50 and beyond we did not grow up with computers and mobile phones like the younger generations. That does not mean we cannot learn.
We need to remember the wisdom and the experience we bring to the table. We have lot to offer even if we are not quite as fast on the technology as some of the younger guys.
For me I was a technophobic and I wanted the freedom on the internet life. I could have said you know what I cannot do this.
But that is not me.
If you are at a stage of your life where you need to do things differently you can.
Life After 50 for me
I wanted a business I can run from anywhere as long as I have internet.
If you want to travel you can too.
If you want to do life on your terms you can do it.
Reinventing yourself is possible.
If you would like to know what I am doing you can check it out here.
I would love to hear your comments below. Have you reinvented yourself? If you are a baby boomer like me are you still young at heart?
Embrace life and make every day count.