From the Boston Globe, Robert Weisman finds plenty of people venturing out into the great “What’s next?”. From new winemakers, business owners, musicians and even new careers within the corporate world, these adventurers are writing their own next chapters.
They have dreams to pursue, energy to spare and — if they’re lucky — enough savings to take on risk at an age when most people are seeking security.
Joseph Coughlin, author of The Longevity Economy and founder and director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology AgeLab weighs in on the lack of institutional support for this kind of expansive experimentation.
Some of those in the article have found part-time work that satisfies at least part of their new persona even when if it doesn’t entirely replace their previous income levels. And some aided by the security of some savings make the leap completely to a new definition of work.
One former executive summed it up this way:
“I’ve seen a lot of people who stop growing and learning in their jobs, and they’re miserable. I didn’t want to get to that stage.”
Link to full article: For some, the later years signal it’s time for a life change
Author: Robert Weisman
Photo: Abigail Batchelder