That is what I am hearing from parents and non-parents across the country who are burnt out from the decades of a career they use to enjoy.
It reminded me of the line, THE GRASS IS ALWAYS GREENER ON THE OTHER SIDE. A lawyer told me she now wants to teach high school if she can give up the practice and go back to school. She is in her late fifties.
Artists are looking of showing their work outside of galleries by having open houses with their work visible.
Passions can't always be turned into money making careers, but it doesn't mean to kill the ideas. Enjoy your passions and keep unfolding what will pay the bills and be satisfying.
A teacher shared that if she had the bucks she would become a lawyer for women's issues. Now she is looking into scholarships and ways to get that degree that won't leave her in debt.
Like so many of us, we were raised with the word RETIREMENT. We don't want to retire, we want to do what we love at this cycle of life and not be isolated nor controlled in our new adventure.
Here is a list of what people are looking at beginning by 2010.
- They have begun interviewing people in their desired field and even written to people for a free consultation to learn more about this direction:
- Yoga teacher for over 60 year olds.
- Seeding and maintaining gardens for young families and nursing homes.
- Pet walkers
- Cooking school
- Learning everything and then some about opening a coffee bar and hot dog stand
- Building a web about what's up in their city
- Art therapist
- Alternative medicine careers
- Educating college grads about how to land a job and keep it as well as learning when to let it go.
- Knitting cafes
- Dating services
- Going green at schools and housing projects
- Jewelry making classes and websites to sell jewelry
Parents mentoring parents who have been there done that by beginning in their neighborhood and local libraries
So add to this list to inspire others. As you know, no idea is too small or too silly. When you post it here you could get comments back for how to grow your idea. More later.
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