Women are living longer and better than previous generations, yet often we lose our way in our fifties. Changes in work, health, families and relationships can leave us feeling uncertain and wondering if life has anything more to offer. A Bold Life tells the stories of nine baby boomer women who are not going quietly into the second half of their lives. Having reached their crossroads, each made clear choices about where to next. Living with purpose and loving the adventure, their stories will inspire women to rethink and reinvent their future.
Jenny Magee knows about making Bold choices and working towards a positive future. After a decade of personal upheaval in her fifties, she headed off on her gap year, listening and learning to women's stories as she travelled. As a coach, trainer and speaker, Jenny is committed to helping women to make the most of the second half of their lives. You can learn more about her work at www.jennymagee.com
A BOLD LIFE Preface Introduction CHAPTER ONE Talking 'bout my generation Contribution or Consumption Mindset Matters Seeking Fulfilment Boomer Dreams A Manifesto for a Bold Life CHAPTER TWO Victoria- From Corporate Culture to Community Service Bold Move- Stand with Others Bold Move- Live With Purpose! Bold Move- Twenty Seconds of Insane Courage Bold Move- Choose Carefully Who You Listen To Bold Move- A Cure for the Wotifs CHAPTER THREE Joan- From conscious activist to accidental politician Bold Move- Community Contribution Bold Move- Take the Long View Bold Move- Sometimes You Have To Leap Before You Look Bold Move- Connect, Collaborate and Elevate CHAPTER FOUR Ness- Coming Home Bold move- Sorting Stuff Bold Move- Starting Over Bold Move- Use it or Lose it CHAPTER FIVE Glenyce- More Walking, Less Working Bold Move- Seek Out Your Tribe Bold Move- Find What You Love Bold Move- Travel Light Bold Move- Celebrate Your Wins CHAPTER SIX Lynne- Stand Up and Start Over Bold Move- Be Better Not Bitter Bold Move- Be Flexible About Work Bold Move- Future Focus CHAPTER SEVEN Michelle- Learning the Art of Glass Bold Move- Put Yourself Equal First Bold Move- Get Curious About Yourself Bold Move- Say Yes to What Scares You Bold Move- Do More Of What You Love CHAPTER EIGHT Anita and Graham- Riding Free Bold Move- Disrupt Your Thinking Bold Move- Do Your Homework Bold Move- Share Your Responsibilities Bold Move- Keep Learning CHAPTER NINE Trish- A Matter of Life and Death Bold Move- Decide to Act Bold Move- Be More than Your Labels Bold Move- You're Never Ready Bold Move- Go Back to Study Bold Move- Flexibility is Paramount CHAPTER TEN Jane- Writing Promises Bold Move- Attending to Promises Bold Move- Get Good! Bold Move- Self Care CHAPTER ELEVEN What's Your Bold Story Bold Move- Think for Yourself Bold Move- Start Where You Are Bold Move- One Thing At A Time Bold Move- Speak Kindly to Yourself CHAPTER TWELVE The Impact of Reinvention FROM JENNY HOW CAN JENNY HELP YOU? Works Cited Bibliography Links