Welcome to my new blog about baby boomers making a fresh start. The blog itself is not new – it’s still called Storey Lines – but it has an entirely new slant.
Like many blogs, this one has evolved over the years. I started off with a separate blog called All Writers Are Crazy but discontinued it when I decided to make the home page of my website into a blog.
The Storey Lines blog continued as I shared my experiences and knowledge as a creative writer, and when I expanded my freelance writing to include copywriting, I began posting informational articles about writing copy, aimed at business. But much as I enjoy copywriting for my clients, writing blog posts about it didn’t excite me.
I changed direction again and wrote for a more general audience – writers and readers. And while that was more my ‘thing’ it still didn’t feel completely right. There was still something missing. What was it?
Then I wrote a blog post about doing an author talk and confronting my fear of public speaking. Buoyed by my success, I decided to take a giant step and do something I’d wanted to do for years – leave a steady job with a reliable income and become a full-time freelance writer.
Then it happened. The light bulb moment. More like a giant flash of lightning. I’d write about life changes, the whole process behind taking a complete change of direction in life. But not just for anyone – for baby boomers, people in their fifties and sixties. Making changes at that stage of life is vastly different from doing it in your youth. And because, as a baby boomer myself, I’m doing that same thing, I could share my journey with others who are on a similar road, or thinking of it.
And to make the blog sparkle and come alive, I’d include stories – personal interviews on audio and video – from other boomers who’ve made a fresh start. We all love stories and there are few things more inspiring than hearing how other people have changed their lives.
By now my nerve-ends were pinging with excitement, like my first morning shot of caffeine. And I realised what my previous blogs had been missing. Passion. This idea felt right, like the perfect dress when you slip it over your head and it flows over your body as if it was made for you.
So if you’re a baby boomer and :
This blog is for you! I don’t guarantee any answers to your dilemmas, but you’ll certainly find lots of empathy, laughter and wisdom. Stay tuned, I’ll have my first interview up very soon.
P.S. If you know anyone who’d be a good interview subject for this blog – perhaps you, yourself – please drop me a line on the contact form.
Robin Storey is an Australian author from the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia. She is a certified book nerd and has no weird hobbies or unusual pets.