What is HappilyRewired.com?
HappilyRewired.com is a blog for boomers/seniors who want to “rewire” instead of retire. Let's call them "bloomers." It offers active and engaged bloomers information they need to ignite the spark in life’s second half – whether it’s starting a small business, embarking on an encore career, or giving back. It isn't another financial advice blog -- there are plenty of those. Instead, HappilyRewired.com is for bloomers who want to take a fresh look at who they are, what they love, and where they want to go next. HappilyRewired.com will help the 50-plus population explore ways to live productive, fulfilling, financially secure lives.
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What's in HappilyRewired.com?
This blog is a combination of commentary and content. Posts will primarily be in the following categories:
- On Your Own - starting a business yourself, with a partner, or as a couple; business basics
- On the Clock - working full- or part-time; transitioning from an employer; leveraging skills to find a new job; encore or second careers
- On the House - giving back through volunteering, mentoring, joining a board, or investing
- On the Go - travel; living in another location
- On a Whim - hobbies; recreation
- Musings - commentary about rewiring
- Books - books relevant to rewiring
- Media - movies, television, and other media relevant to rewiring
Who are You?
You’ve accomplished a lot in the first half of your life, and now the second half is upon you. You want or need to continue to work as long as you can. At some point, though, you’ll want to leave your current job – or it won’t be there anymore. But you’re not just the type to “retire;” you want to keep busy, active, and engaged, living a life that’s productive, fulfilling, and financially secure.
What’s next for you? Is it starting your own business, embarking on an encore career, or working part-time? Or are you financially secure enough so you can spend your time doing something you’re passionate about, whether or not you get paid for it?
Maybe you don’t want to retire. Maybe you want to rewire. Maybe you should take a fresh look at who you are, what you love, and where you want to go next. HappilyRewired.com is for you.
Who am I?
I am Barry Silverstein, your blogger. I am a professional freelance writer and sometime marketing consultant. I started and ran a direct marketing agency and then transitioned out of my professional career to "retire" in my mid-fifties. I knew that "retire" didn't define what I wanted to do with the second half of my life, so I "rewired" instead.
Rewiring in my case meant relocating with my wife from the Boston, Massachusetts area to Asheville, NC, starting a small business with her and then selling it, building a freelance writing and consulting practice, getting involved with a local non-profit, becoming a brand marketing counselor for a small business center...see why the word "retire" just doesn't work?
All in all, it has been a satisfying journey, which is why I am "happily rewired." I hope to share some of the things I learned -- and keep learning -- so you too can happily rewire the second half of your life.
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HappilyRevised.com frequently links to other sites, but is not responsible for content found on any externally linked sites. The content for HappilyRevised.com is written by Barry Silverstein unless otherwise indicated and is the personal opinion of the author. The content is not intended to provide counsel or advice of any kind and the author or authors of content on HappilyRevised.com will not be liable for any decisions or damages that result from reading anything appearing on HappilyRevised.com. No representations, either express or implied, are made or given regarding the financial or legal consequences of using any of the content in this blog.
All original content in this blog is copyright 2015 by Barry Silverstein. Content that is not original will be attributed to the source.