BABY BOOMERS…Gather Round!
I’m that person. I was born between 1946 and 1964 – and there’s a label for us; “Baby Boomers”. I’m young in my mind and spirit, but finding out my body is tying to catch up with my true age (…must fight this strange phenomenon).
Along with that young spirit comes a lot of baggage from a bygone era. What’s that mean, you ask? If you’re over 50, you probably already know what I mean. If you’re not yet there – read on, my friends – and prepare for your future.
I’d like to introduce myself.
I’m Sheila. I own my own blog-style internet business (a couple of them actually). And I help baby boomers do the same. Sounds noble, yes? I’m taking the old Rock N Roller in us and turning us into Rock Stars. Remember the song by Joe Walsh? “Life’s been Good (to me so far)”.
That’s what I do here. My goal is to make life good!
Financial Nest Egg was launched this year for the baby boomers, the retirees, or the unemployed. It’s for those of you who are active in life and you still want in on a little action. We want what the young kids want… success by our own hand; and in the process, we want to build our financial nest egg to support our future.
Let’s see, how would I describe myself?
I am – a baby boomer; bold and bodacious; brilliant and beautiful. I find myself aging gracefully within the “F” word…”FIFTY”-ISH. I’m old school, with a new attitude. I’m energetic; I’m creative! I play classical piano, I write short stories and poetry; I love to sew, paint with oils and enjoy photography. I enjoy wood working and designing a multitude of things, jewelry, lighting, furniture, and buildings.
I have – an entrepreneurial spirit! I dreamed of starting my own business. I developed my business and leadership skills. I believe and preach that good managers “manage the process and lead the people!” I am highly successful within my chosen field! Good stuff, right?
I am – also unemployed. But let me back up.
All those cool, creative things I love to do? When I was growing up, “girls” aka women, didn’t do those kinds of things for a living. Oh yes…we could play piano (for enjoyment or to teach), sew (for our kids and ourselves to save money), paint (when you didn’t have house work, kids, or dinner to take care of); and, photography (must take pictures of those kiddos); “girls” certainly didn’t work with wood, or design buildings or start their own businesses.
What was I told? “Learn to type and get a clerical job, so you’ll have something to fall back on in case the marriage fails”. It was the 70s. Things in the world were changing, but not in my house. My mother was Black “Hazel”…except we were not the Baxters; and she was not the maid – she was wife and mother.
So, being a good little girl of the 60’s and 70’s…I did as I was told and went on to build my persona within the corporate structure and eventually started the uphill battle of climbing that ladder.
TRUE STORY. No such thing as living the dream back then.
HANG ON MEN! Please don’t leave me quite yet!
But, I digress…THIS IS NOT ABOUT WOMEN…IT’S ABOUT SOMETHING MUCH MUCH BIGGER!
I’m here today, because I’ve been recently ousted from my job. My position was eliminated and I made too damn much money – I no longer fit within the “new” management titles and pay structures. I got the boot and still feel the pain of it on my backside.
The education, status and position I had worked so hard to get was backfiring. I felt like I was being sectioned out of the job market because of this new corporate structure of “work more – for way less pay”. How much of a pay cut am I willing to endure? Please don’t make me answer. But I’ll tell you this: I’ve fallen (off the corporate ladder)…and I REFUSE TO GET BACK ON IT!
Oh. And did I forget to mention I’m part of a large population of baby boomers who didn’t save money for retirement. Stupid, right? I guess I thought I would live forever and had plenty of time – I was immortal. Time ran out. Now what?…
Really. NOW WHAT??
That’s why I’m here. I’m taking back ownership of my life and finances. Is this something you’ve always wanted to do? I always wanted to have my own blog. I want to talk about topics that affect baby boomers. I want to talk about our trials and tribulations, our hippie spirit, our fun, upbeat take on life, our grass roots upbringing, our retirement and much more. Lucky for me, I found an educational site called Wealthy Affiliate that helped teach me how to build my blog from start to finish. What a total joyride it’s been! So much fun is being had. Despite its name, Wealthy Affiliate is not just about making money. It’s a learning, education-based community where everyone wants to see you succeed. I want to succeed, and I want you to do the same.
And believe me… I’m no expert. I’m just me, Sheila. I’m only an expert at my life and what I’ve learned and what I believe. Just like you.
What have YOU always wanted?
- Do you have a hidden passion to create?
- Do you have a goal that’s been hidden from view because you’ve been entrenched in the status quo?
- Do you believe you deserve happiness (whatever that means for you)?
- Do you have a calling to own you own business, but didn’t think you could?
The point here is: You’ve got something to say, do or be. And I’m going to help you do that.
Right now, this could describe you: Floating in the same boat? Digging in the same rut? Running the rat race with long commutes? None of it getting you where you want to go? Are you unemployed and finding it challenging to find a job…at your age? Are you retired and tired of just getting by? Aren’t you better than these “situations”? Yes. You are. Enough questions, I promise. 🙂
If I’m speaking your language and you would like to join me within Wealthy Affiliate, you can register here for your free starter membership. Come on, you… join me and my community and network with other newbies and professionals who are there to help and support you.
If your destination is to own your own business, control your retirement destiny and live YOUR life…then let’s do this thing! Let’s show these new kids on the block that we are internet savvy!
Come on, you! Let’s Build Something Together. I’m here to support you every step of the way!
Again, my name is Sheila, and it’s so nice to meet you. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to contact me below or you can reach me directly at Wealthy Affiliate (here is a link to my profile). My profile name is Bluzy1 – cuz my one true love is the Blues and good ole Rock N Roll (OH! And my hubby!) 🙂
If you’re ready to build your future, for free…join me.
Entrepreneur. Yep! I said it!