Suddenly unemployed in my 50s — not nearly prepared enough to consider an early retirement — I soon found that working through my subsequent anguish and anxiety using my computer keyboard, or in the warm comfort of my kitchen, has been both cathartic and enlightening.
As I struggle to make dollars and sense of my newfound, unwelcome freedom, I am combining my love of writing with my joy of cooking and baking in an effort to restore my income, replenish my fading hope, and renew my sense of value in the world. In essence, to reinvent my life.
I share this journey because, well, misery loves company. I know full well that there are many others in the same rocky boat, adrift on the same turbulent sea. It’s a rapidly changing world, and with or without a life jacket this new journey promises to be an exhilarating ride. We’d better hold hands.
– P. Sewall / Patti, Reinvented