Midlife Transitions: What’s Next After Retirement, Layoffs or ?

Choices question markFor many women, midlife, which is often described as anywhere from 40-60 (give or take a few years on either end), includes work-related changes with the pains and joys specific to that transition.  For some, “early” retirement is right around the corner, while for others, corporate downsizing has resulted in forced lay-offs.  Some midlife women are re-thinking the jobs and careers that they have been committed to for years, while some are considering re-entering the workforce after a long absence, or even entering the workforce for the first time.  These transitions often leave women feeling a bit lost and rudderless, and not without some fears.  A recent discussion in the online women’s magazine, Vibrant Nation (VN), really brought this home as women commented on midlife work-related challenges, along with some of the solutions they’ve come up with related to these challenges.  Read on and see if any of this resonates with you…….. Read on……

5 Rules for Getting Out of Your Midlife Rut

Being StuckThis post has borrowed a bit from a June 2013 post of mine entitled: “Being Stuck”, but it also contains new information.  I can’t ignore the fact that this topic has presented itself to me in various ways and on numerous occasions over the past week, especially as it pertains to midlife transitions, and it’s begging to be discussed!
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Midlife Transitions/Midlife Challenges – What Are YOUR Biggest Midlife Challenges?

Rock climbing challengeMidlife for women (and men) today is not what it looked like during our parents’ generation.  Baby boomers like me saw our parents working hard to save for retirement, a time that was looked forward to as a well-deserved vacation after all that hard work.  Our parents were not necessarily in love with their work, but, being children of the Depression, felt grateful to have a job and were committed to staying with their jobs in order to receive that well-earned pension.  Once retired, they felt they could finally have some fun and do what they REALLY wanted to do. Read on……