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It's a backstage pass to info on jobs and life at 50+. Gen Plus, headed by Janet Wendy Spiegel, is dedicated to baby boomers and the plus generation of age 50 and older. Read up and speak out on issues affecting your future: jobs, income, life and respect.

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Successful businesswoman, consultant, entrepreneur. I operate two businesses -- social media consulting, AND premium pet care services in the West San Fernando Valley. Love what I do, love life.

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Friday, March 24, 2006

Fifty and Furthermore

Thank goodness subscription distribution seems to be working again!

I've been waiting all week just to send out an article from the great site, www.fiftyandfurthermore.com. Dr. Dorree Lynn has amassed a group of "sages", those who are boomer plus with, frankly, some great stories to tell. Here is one I particularly like...by Mary Liston Liepold, Ph.D., -- wife, mother, activist, lifelong reader, editor, and writer.

She expresses (with resonance for all the 50 plussers out there...) the fears and joys of a 50 plusser (actually just turned 60, so she is one of the group of first Boomers turning 60 this year) attacking a new job! Enjoy. Click here for the full article.

"I work for love, not for money. No, we’re not fabulously wealthy; it’s just that by the time I went to work for wages, after 15 years as a family day care provider, I knew people would pay me to do something I loved, and I wasn’t about to settle for less. I spent 20 years at four different nonprofits – almost 15 at the last one – and they were all good years.

Then came the day, about six months after my 60 th birthday, when I realized that I wasn’t loving my job anymore. The conventional wisdom is that it’s tough to find a new job when you’re 60, so I put out the first feelers a bit tentatively – and scored a call for an interview on every one. The ego boost was exhilarating..."


nicole said...

Ran across your blog through BlogMad. Very nice design! :)

Wendy, founder, Gen Plus said...

Thanks! The design is an echo of our main website, www.genplususa.com

I maintain the blog myself, so for a Boomer, I'm excited by the challenge of re-education. I've had to learn blog from scratch.

And I'm thrilled with BlogMad so far.