My colleague Nancy Collamer specializes in helping Boomers figure out their "second act." I like this concept because it implies Boomers are far from washed up; they have plenty left to be fulfilled and to give to the world. That's one of the reasons I named my blog "Happily Rewired," instead of "Retired."
I highly recommend that you visit Nancy's website, https://www.mylifestylecareer.com/, read her blog posts, check out her book Second-Act Careers, and sign up for her free email newsletter.
When you request the newsletter, you'll also receive a free gift, a workbook entitled "25 Questions to Help You Identify Your Second Act." In it, Nancy makes the point that you should always think about the "why" when you are considering "what" to do next. She gives these examples:
Which of my jobs did I enjoy the most? change the question to: Which of my jobs did I enjoy most - and why?
What were my greatest successes at work? change the question to: What were my greatest successes at work - and why?
What type of people do I like working with? change the question to: What type of people do I like working with - and why?
The workbook covers:
- Skills and Experiences
- Strengths, Gifts and Talents
- Hopes, Dreams and (Im)Possibilities
You'll find the workbook very helpful in guiding you toward the future you want.