Change my life career
Hi, I am a retired female physician and I was asking if there is an opportunity to change my life career because it looks too gloomy to find a new life.
I am excellent in 2 foreign languages in addition to my native one and translation plus teaching students is a favourite for me.
Some people have told me you are not young enough to make a change or revive your life. Please give me your advice. I look forward to a reply.
Thanks a lot
You have not told me your age, but I’m guessing you are recently retired so are in your sixties. Think of the many people who have continued to contribute until well into their 80s and 90s.
For example, Nelson Mandela, born 1918, released from prison in 1990 at the age of 72 and elected president of South Africa when he was 76, serving till he was 81. He was in public life almost right up to his death in 2013 at 95
Sir David Frederick Attenborough is an English veteran broadcaster and naturalist, still making amazing documentaries and broadcasting at 91 years of age.
And pop stars such as Paul McCartney (74), Rod Stewart (72) and the Rolling Stones are still working in their 70s. Even The Who, famous for singing “Hope I die before I get old “, are still touring, albeit with some line-up changes.
Pope Francis is 90, Queen Elizabeth II is 91, both are world figures.
Just because you have retired from medicine, I don’t think you are too old to “make a change or revive your life”
I don’t know where you live either, but I am sure a woman of your talents, skills and experience can be of huge benefit to the community. Whether you choose to undertake paid work, or get involved in the charity sector, there will be plenty you can do.
If you fancy something new, then you could focus on languages and translations. Maybe there is something connected to the medical community that would make use of your knowledge there?
You say you enjoy teaching. Maybe you can pass some of your medical skills on to the next generation.
But don’t forget YOU. Maybe the key to reviving your life is to pursue hobbies, travel, spend time with family and friends, and generally enjoy yourself. Don’t be gloomy -this is the best time of your life.
Please revisit this section of the site, which talks about evaluating your options and planning your career
Developing Your Career Lessons
in particular, look at this section
I hope these modules will help you to think about what you want to do next.
Perhaps you should try a little of both -find new work outlets, but build in plenty of “me time” .
Enjoy yourself in your new life