Life is not measured in a complicated game of mathematical precision. It's better to seek heartfelt clarity in what's true for you, in the parts of your life that matter most, and put that in play. Plan it out as best you can, and then go with your gut.
I'm not a Boomer, I'm a War Baby, born in October of 1944, the end of WWII. My generation survived everything, drugs, sex AND rock and roll. Hell, we invented them! We refuse to age; we will be dragged kicking and screaming into senility.
So, yes -- your relationship to achievement is a personally defined desire. The pursuit of success, accomplishments, winning and mastery -- goals that you pursue because they are worthy of your stretch -- is the underlying goal.
Although many new books have been written about reinventing ourselves and taking 'me' time, we do not have the luxury to think about this. As mothers over 40, 50 and 60, I think we darn near 'reinvented' ourselves when we had, adopted, obtained or fostered our children!
Many baby boomers like me are quickly finding out that the golden years of retirement, as we once knew it, no longer exists... We now find ourselves having to create an Act II before the curtain falls for the last time.
With great fanfare, we recently said goodbye to two female media icons, Oprah Winfrey and Meredith Vieira. As they retired from their current roles on television, I wondered if others admired their farewells as much as I did.