Wish: start a career in my 60's

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Re: Wish: start a career in my 60's

Postby lovingmyself » Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:45 am

I know they are not women but Colonel Sanders started KFC in his 60's and Rodney Dangerfield became a comedian in his 60's.

Since you have health issues doing online stuff like videos or writing might be good since you do not have to leave your home and can do it on your good days.
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Re: Wish: start a career in my 60's

Postby inspiresuccess » Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:27 pm

lovingmyself wrote:I know they are not women but Colonel Sanders started KFC in his 60's and Rodney Dangerfield became a comedian in his 60's.

Since you have health issues doing online stuff like videos or writing might be good since you do not have to leave your home and can do it on your good days.


Thanks. I didn't know that about Rodney Dangerfield. I remember him. He was funny!

I would like to get paid to do something online. I know there are threads on the boards here about that. I'm just not well enough to start researching an online job right now.
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Re: Wish: start a career in my 60's

Postby NewMe555 » Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:20 pm

My Yoga instructor started at age 69 after being in retail before that. She went to college and took classes in anatomy & yoga and now she is an instructor in community centers around town and is very successful.
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Re: Wish: start a career in my 60's

Postby inspiresuccess » Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:51 pm

NewMe555 wrote:My Yoga instructor started at age 69 after being in retail before that. She went to college and took classes in anatomy & yoga and now she is an instructor in community centers around town and is very successful.


Wow! Thanks! That's inspiring!
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Re: Wish: start a career in my 60's

Postby Lene » Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:17 am

This is such an inspiring thread, love to read about these brave ladies :)
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Re: Wish: start a career in my 60's

Postby Elaine Glimme » Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:53 pm

Hi, Lene,

Thanks for posting encouraging words.

Do you have a wish?
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Re: Wish: start a career in my 60's

Postby inspiresuccess » Thu May 09, 2019 4:43 pm

I was scanning through old threads and found this one that I started! I totally forgot about it. I'll come back and read what people have suggested. I had to give up again due to the recurring health problem but I'm doing better now and maybe I can look into the possibility of working again. Thanks to all of you who responded.
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Re: Wish: start a career in my 60's

Postby LalithaN » Fri May 10, 2019 12:46 am

Hi Inspire,
You really deserve that name.
I'm 48 and grumbling about what my life would have been if it had gone in the expected direction. It took an unexpected turn and our life vehicle overturned and I lost almost everything financially. I have to start my career when I should be planning my retirement schemes. I still grieve for what I had lost and worse, my children in their twenties are shocked by the deprival of a great inheritance. Though we don't talk about that much, we haven't yet fully recovered though it had been four years.
But you are searching for a career and life at sixties bravely. You stand as a shining example for courage and determination. A Great Salute for you and all the ladies cited as examples in this thread.
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Re: Wish: start a career in my 60's

Postby Elaine Glimme » Fri May 10, 2019 7:49 am

I think you both have great courage.
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Re: Wish: start a career in my 60's

Postby inspiresuccess » Fri May 10, 2019 1:58 pm

Thanks Elaine and Lilitha!

Lilitha, thanks for sharing some personal aspects of your life with us. I feel I know you better because of it.
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Re: Wish: start a career in my 60's

Postby LalithaN » Fri May 10, 2019 10:59 pm

Thank You Elaine and Inspire, for your encouraging words.
And Inspire, with all friendship, my name is Lalitha not Lilitha. :wink:
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Re: Wish: start a career in my 60's

Postby inspiresuccess » Sat May 11, 2019 4:01 pm

LalithaN wrote:my name is Lalitha not Lilitha. :wink:
thanks for correcting me! I'll spell correctly in future!
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Re: Wish: start a career in my 60's

Postby Elaine Glimme » Wed May 15, 2019 10:26 am

I was just thinking about your wish. Two ideas - Would you like to work part time? Much easier and so much more fun than working full time. My second idea - would you consider volunteering? I'm sure your original idea was to bring in some $$$$ but volunteering might be a way to get into a paying job, and get your energy level up. And you could volunteer for as few hours as you wanted.

And a final thought - check what effect your working would have on your social security benefits. If you're over 65 I THINK you can work as much as you want without it affecting your benefits. If you're under 65, it will affect your benefits, but I think they give you back the benefit money they took away after you reach 65. Check all this out. I haven't received a paycheck in a looooooong time.

GOod luck. Meanwhile, enjoy the fun of wishing.
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Re: Wish: start a career in my 60's

Postby inspiresuccess » Wed May 15, 2019 10:57 am

I only want to work part-time. I've been doing a tiny bit of volunteering, but what I haven't done is volunteer in an area where I would like to work for pay in the future. Partly because I don't know anymore what I want to do for work. I need to work on that - knowing what type of work I want to do in the future. I need to put more time into day dreaming about what it would look like if I were really working at something I love.

RE: income. I do need money but it's not the top reason for looking for work. I'm 64. I think technically I would get taxed but my income is so low that I probably wouldn't owe taxes after deductions. I'll look into that.

Thanks for your response.
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Re: Wish: start a career in my 60's

Postby Elaine Glimme » Thu May 16, 2019 10:40 am

Inspire, it sounds as if what you're doing right now is the first step to finding your ideal job. In fact - success - you got a job. And you're volunteering. You want more and better. That's the next step. But you've come so far from where you were last year. It makes me really happy to read about it.

Yay!
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