Every day, we are bombarded by negative stereotypes about the aging process. In the movies and on TV, we are told that aging is something to be feared. Hollywood really does seem to think that aging is, at best, a necessary evil and, at worst, a punch-line.
So, you’ve decided that you want to reinvent yourself after 60. Now what? As many people in their 60s and 70s have discovered the hard way, reinventing yourself in retirement is much harder than it sounds. If you are looking out at the next 2-3 decades with a sense of trepidation, my latest interview with the inspiring John Tarnoff is for you!
Are you interested in reinventing yourself after 60? Then, my latest interview with John Tarnoff is for you! Baby boomers are special. At every point in our history, we have changed the world and reinvented our lives.
So many people go through life trying to “find themselves.” We read self-help books, hire career counselors, take trips to think about our life, write in diaries and, for the most part, we end up where we started.
If you ask most young people what they expect life after 60 to be like, they will probably use phrases like “winding down” or “preparing for retirement.” Nothing could be further from the truth! Unless you are one of the lucky few that have been able to retire in luxury, the chances are you are busier now than you have ever been.
I rarely pay attention to marketing messages, but, today I came across one that I just had to share with the community. The quote is from a Nike ad and has a simple message – “Yesterday you said tomorrow.” Wow! There is a lot of wisdom packed into these 4 words!
In many ways, baby boomers have a lot to be thankful for. After all, on paper, we are the wealthiest generation of all time. We are also destined to live longer than any generation before us.
At the same time, life after 60 isn’t a bed of roses. Many of us are dealing with divorce or changing family circumstances. Others are encountering a major illness for the first time. Still others are struggling with loneliness or isolation.
Every December we look ahead at the future and take a deep breath. It’s been quite a year hasn’t it? I am absolutely sure that is true for every single person in our community.
Prill Boyle is my latest fabulous guest on the Sixty and Me Show. As an author, speaker, writer and TV host, Prill believes that age truly is just a number. She has spent her career interviewing, writing about and promoting the achievements of hundreds of ‘ordinary’ women who have done extraordinary things in their lives.