Hi. I’m Howard Fishman.
Here’s the thing about being over 50. You gotta own it. Build a world that’s a reflection of your best energy, attitudes, values, and beliefs. Design it to be purposeful. Soul-filling.
At this age we’re trying to do one or more of the following:
- Sustain ourselves in the workplace until we’re ready to retire
- Transition seamlessly into what comes next
- Live a self-determined, purposeful life of our own creation
We need to stop. Take a few deep breaths. Understand what change means to us. As individuals. And as a society.
We’ve worked hard. We’re resourceful. We know one size does not fit all. Which makes the horizons different for every one of us. In many cases, different from what we thought they’d be. Or what was promised.
This web site is a silo for information on what’s up front and personal to us at this moment.
After decades of career-building and contributing to society and family, we’ve got to figure a way forward that’s authentic to us. It’s likely we’ll have to provide our own learning syllabus. Carve our latter-day lives from the whole cloth of where we’ve been and where we want to go.
I’ve chosen the expat route. That’s my journey. Slipped my life out of one envelope into another in search of something fresh. Something resonant. I want to share my experience with you. The good and the bad. There have been both.
I’ll to continue to inform on issues we all think about. Issues like meaningful friendships. Soulful retirement planning. Authenticity and purpose. (I know. Overused words. But they’re still critical). How to keep our passions and finances growing. Generational workplace problems. Elder culture. Arts that best express who we are. Where we’ve been.
We’re an intrepid generation and we are being challenged to stretch. Again. But I feel confident that in the stretch we will find our best, most useful selves.
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Wishing you every success.