After 25 years in CEO roles at three not-for-profit children’s services organizations in Ontario, I retired and began pursuit of the ‘post-work’ journey. My blog aims to inspire readers to achieve a fulfilling and happy retirement.
There is also a selfish reason for blogging — it keeps my brain active as I write about experiences, thoughts and life changes during retirement.
Postworksavvy blog posts describe aspects of lifestyle, personal growth, ageing, and use of time during that wonderful phase of life when career worries end. Readers embarking on or contemplating their own retirement will find inspirational, smart, and creative tips for ageing successfully, achieving optimal wellness and living a full life without work. The blog posts deal with the inevitable successes, struggles and life changes of ageing with reflections on what I’ve learned and how I use these lessons to keep growing.
In my younger years, I earned masters degrees in business administration (MBA — Wilfrid Laurier University) and social work (MSW — McGill University). My busy professional career included work as a public affairs advocate, a social worker, a family and marital therapist, and a mental health specialist. I held leadership positions as the senior executive in both large and small organizations. Having fulfilled my professional and career dreams, my retirement challenge is to enjoy a new life without formal commitments, obligations or responsibilities.
I am a happy, relatively healthy, wife, mother, and grandmother living with my husband in a small Southwestern Ontario city. Blessed with a cottage at Lake Huron, I enjoy spending time on the beach, reading, writing, relaxed entertaining, and the company of family and friends who visit and provide great diversions.