Surviving Midlife Career Changes - Blog
Where 1 + 1 = 1
Fri, 24 Nov 2017 05:42:45 GMT
A rare photo of author W. George Elliott serving a try-before-you-buy taste sample at the JamBusters! vending booth during the Heritage Fall Fair at the Grist Mill in Keremeos, British Columbia Canada in September 2017. ​I was thinking about what we have been doing the past year as we draw near the final few weeks of 2017. Both my wife and I have been fortunate enough to see our part-time hobbies turn into full-time home-based businesses. We have been able to make midlife career chan [...]
Taking A Holiday In October Was Not Such A Bad Idea
Sat, 28 Oct 2017 02:57:01 GMT
The author, George Elliott, aboard the MV Columbia on the Upper Arrow Lake shortly after leaving Shelter Bay, British Columbia. Photo: Brenda Engel ​I didn’t really think about it until we got back home from a short holiday earlier this month. I know, October sounds like an odd time of the year for a holiday, but it was the earliest we could fit one in this year. But that wasn’t what I was talking about at the beginning of this sentence. The holiday was the first real br [...]
Sharing Our Midlife Career Changes
Sun, 01 Oct 2017 02:18:42 GMT
​Last month I had an interesting opportunity. I was asked to be a guest speaker and presenter as part of a local literary festival. The offer came from someone who knew more about my freelance writing work than my past, which made for an interesting few conversations. What I realized after finalizing what I could present as part of a writing workshop was that there are some people in my life who only know me from what they have seen at the end of my midlife career change. I think that [...]