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My Backstory (a temporary departure from the words thing)


People have asked me why, at the age of 59, did I decide to start a second career of freelance writing. Basically, the answer is, so that my retirement doesn’t end up being dollar microwave meals and second-hand magazines.

A few years ago, I finally sat down and looked at my retirement reality. I saw that I was indeed one of those stupid baby boomers who had not saved for my “golden years” the way I should have.

So, I thought up Plan A and Plan B.

Plan A was: find a rich man to marry.

So I went with Plan B: get a second income.

Some of you know I have had some past home businesses that didn’t really work out. The latest one, internet research, was probably doable, but I discovered I enjoyed writing the reports a lot more than I thought I would.

Writing has always been my “goto dream” when asked what my life dream was. But circumstances got in the way, and it never happened.

Until now.  I looked at some side businesses, (cause I sure ain’t gonna quit my day job!) and saw freelance writing mentioned over and over.  Huh, I thought. I can write.  I like to write.  I can make money writing?  WHY AM I NOT WRITING!

So I formed this final (I think) home-based business of doing freelance writing and internet research. Cause, ya know, I do love researching and it goes with the territory.

And that’s my story.  What’s yours?  Leave a comment.  I don’t bite.  Unless you …..oh you know how that goes.

About ejgresearch

As soon as I retired I hit the road. I am now a nomad traveling the USA in a minivan. This blog is my travelogue / journal about those travels.


2 thoughts on “My Backstory (a temporary departure from the words thing)

  1. It sounds perfect for you! I’m still looking for that second career that I love and will earn me enough to fill the gap.

    Posted by Chris | March 2, 2014, 6:51 pm

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