Submitted by Dan Peitzmeyer
Q: What was your primary career and what did you love about it?
A: I feel I’ve had several careers – with national, regional and local firms as well as self-employment serving in the the military, and later in areas of sales and sales management, executive search work, real estate and finally in hospital/hospice chaplaincy. What I loved in all Areanas was the interactions and relationships with others.
Q: When you retired, did you feel ‘finished’ or, for you, was there still something left to do?
A: Absolutely NOT FINISHED – now I have the opportunity to serve others without any consideration of compensation and devote a great deal of my time to volunteerism and efforts to aid in social justice reforms.
Q: What inspires you and why?
A: There is a great deal of improvement that can be done in our society and someone needs to do it… The old saw “If not me who? If not now, when?”
Q: How does your unique set of experiences make a difference for the community in your work now?
A: I guess time will tell.
Q: What’s your advice for boomers who are about to launch their own “second act”?
A: Don’t don’t be afraid to launch! There’s plenty of help if you seek it – and plenty of both need and opportunity.