Being of the baby boomers generation where aging america in workplace not retiring is fast being the norm give me fuel to keep doing my passion. I live in a world where technology is always evolving. Unable to find a job all my adult life has stressed for me. Going back to college in my kids teenage years afford me the computers skills need to become a web developer and blogger. I’ve written poetry as an outlet for my pinned emotions and frustrations trying to fit in a workforce that turned its backs on me.
Reading the AARP Blog article “Retiring at age 63? not so fast” made me realize I must invest in my ability to keep up my skills now. The workforce hasn’t been quick to do this but as 1 out of 5 americans will be over 60 by 2050 they will be force to contend with this senior workforce. As for me being one who was and still is un hirable I create my universe online where my ideas, and new computers education gave me an avenue to work and feel useful. Helping others is most humbling for me knowing I contributed to helping another learn something they otherwise would not know.
Seeing the healthy senior continue to work well into 70’s 80’s, and 90’s is and eye opener because god designed us to work and nothing I can think of keeps us physically fit and mentally healthy more than being able to work as long as we are capable.