"Only that day dawns to which we are awake."
- Henry David Thoreau
It's fall again, and I am once again teaching the "Midlife Through Retirement: A Catalyst for Change" course at North Seattle College. If you are going through life transitions, or looking at "what's next" in your life, please join me on Wednesdays, from 6:30pm–8:30pm, October 11 through November 8, 2017. The course is set up as a series of interactive workshops to highlight the unique opportunities for change and growth in the second half of life (while recognizing new challenges), and to pave the way for what you want in the next stage of your life. You might pursue this class because you want to "wake up" to your life, to live it more intentionally and fully, and to strive to create what's important and necessary in your life, or as Peter Drucker said, "to make a meaningful life out of an ordinary life."
Who's at "midlife"? Anyone who has begun to sense that they are. Typically, demographers identify "midlife" as occurring around 45 to 65. I suppose people identify as "young" as long as they can -- until they realize that the years are passing and this is life! Some have described it as an inflection point... a point where one's attention turns from matters that preoccupied and directed earlier periods of their lives and starts to consider how best to live the second half of this precious life.
I've been busy the last several months reading, training, and trying innovative approaches to change and growth. Whatever your personal needs and desires, you will find support in a community of people in pursuit of change, you will learn new things, and you will find new approaches to address "what's next" in your life, and you will create change.
I hope to see you in my class in the fall! If you have questions, please don't hesitate to contact me at email@example.com.
Thoughts for creating success in the second half of life.