Primarily the 'dream' is to work differently, hopefully with some social impact in a flexible way that allows me to work hard and yet enjoy my life. The new life is taking shape, but it's a funny old shape! Not sure if I am allowed to mention my blog here as I haven't posted before this article, but its www.careerchangemum.com if you find yourself short of reading material.
49 and doing the same, also suffering the same guilt, but enjoying myself enough to drown out the nagging voice that tells me I need to go back to a 'real' job! Good luck!
Oh yes, I have been having a great time, I have been networking, meeting new people, doing courses, voluntary work, anything that takes my fancy, but like Arifah I feel guilty that I am indulging myself and struggle to get rid of that feeling that I should get back to the grindstone! I also have three kids who are having to go through this change with me and somedays it feels very selfish. I am blogging about my career change and through blogging I have discovered a 'support network' of other blogging career changers which at least tells me I am not alone!
It's all good though - I don't have any regrets.
Clara Lawrence commented on a link
Great article thank you,
I am having what you might call a 'Half-Life Breakthrough' and after a 25 year 'old format' career I am on a journey to change the way I work and live. Whilst many of the people I have met during my career project are indeed Millenials, there is a groundswell of dissatisfaction amidst us Half-Lifers too.
If I had any callings in the last 25 years I missed them, and so my biggest challenge has been to find a way to listen to them and just follow my heart for a change.
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