I spoke with a journalist last week and I’ve had good media coverage in Waitrose Weekend. My comments relate to Madonna Turning 60.
We tend to review life at these major birthdays as we transition from one decade to another, and ideally it is a time to look back and see how far we have come, to celebrate our successes and make positive plans for the future.
It’s not great to know you will get 40k of state pension less than you expected. Many women had planned to leave their job at 60 or perhaps a few years older, especially if they could receive their occupational pension, BUT most do not realise that you still need to contribute to your state pension.
If you don’t continue to make these payments you will not get your full state pension.
Our 50s can be the time many will rethink their career. With children left home, mortgage paid off and possibly the end of a marriage this is a time when some want to start a second act.
Moving home and looking on my book shelves I have several books on the topic of having a second act.
Maybe it’s better to be happy with life as it is right now.
It’s choosing what is good for you, and the person you are. Not your ideal self, or the person other people want you to be.
You have taken enough now. It’s time to stop growing up, stop growing older and start growing wiser and wilder.
Did you know the average age of a successful startup founder is 45?
Whilst Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates and Steve Jobs were all in their early twenties when they created their business, research of US business founders found the average age of creating a new business to be 42. But new business is not necessarily going to be a world renowned organisation, it can include small businesses run by owner managers.
It could be a new job with a new company, but it could also be to work from home, to go for a more flexible approach to work. Maybe to work part time rather than 5 full on days. This is something I love the flexibility of working from home.
Some of my blog posts are quite personal, and sometimes I hesitate to write. How open should I be?
I am estranged from my children. For many years. I was with a controlling husband who used all his anger to me to stop me having a relationship with my children. I never thought it would be like this – Estrangement from my children.