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. This blog aims to inspire readers. There is also a selfish reason for blogging — it keeps me writing about my experiences and thoughts.
Postworksavvy blog posts describe aspects of lifestyle, personal growth, aging, 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 aging successfully, achieving optimal wellness and living a full life without work. As I deal with inevitable successes, struggles and life changes of aging, I reflect on what I learn and how I use these lessons to keep growing.
In my younger years I earned masters degrees in business administration (MBA) and social work (MSW). My busy professional career included work as an advocate, a social worker, a family and marital therapist, and a mental health specialist. I held leadership positions in both large and small organizations as a senior executive. 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 grand-mother living with my husband in a small Southwestern Ontario city. Blessed with a cottage at Lake Huron (Grand Bend), I enjoy spending time on the beach, reading, writing, relaxed entertaining, and the company of family and friends who visit and provide great diversions.