Surviving Midlife Career Changes - Blog
How A Presentation At The Museum Put It Into Perspective
Thu, 29 Aug 2019 21:45:21 GMT
"The History of A Small Town Newspaper" presentation at Princeton Museum August 13, 2019. ​I talk a lot about the way both Brenda and I flipped hobbies into new, full-time careers. I guess I do that simply because it is not only the truth, but in a way, I’m still a little amazed at how well it has turned out. While I don’t normally think about our third quarter transition in that way, there are many ways that it is brought to my attention while living it in real time. [...]
Three Years Ago We Were Forced To Make A Change
Fri, 26 Jul 2019 04:19:13 GMT
Similkameen News Leader owner/publisher George Elliott with the final copies of the last issue of the paper coming off the Penticton printing press on July 25, 2016. ​Our lives took a real turn three years ago this week. It was on July 25, 2016 when we printed the final issue of the Similkameen News Leader, a weekly community newspaper I had owned and operated since February 2004. Our future was still very much undecided at that time. All we knew for sure was that closing our bus [...]
The Good Things About A Midlife Career Change
Sun, 30 Jun 2019 04:11:50 GMT
​It has been almost three years since we were more or less ‘forced’ into making midlife career changes. At the time is was equal parts scary and exciting. Okay, maybe somewhat scarier than exciting but that did eventually change. Both my wife, Brenda and I are fully immersed in our new careers that we moved into late in our lives and enjoying them. So, what exactly is so good about changing careers in your late 50s? Here are a few reasons that I can come up with: 1 – [...]