I'm a writer. It's what I do, the reason I get up in the morning. But like most writers, I still look for a career opportunity where they'll not only pay me, but pay me to do something I love. But here's the thing: I'm not 20 years old, skinny, tanned and perfect teeth.
I'll never see 30 again, and truth be told, except for the fact that my knee doesn't always like its job, I'm pretty okay with that. What I would like to see though, is a company that embraces someone with experience, with enthusiasm for doing what they love. I love to write, to create something that will bring a smile to someone's face or make them see something they didn't see before they read my words.
We all get older, that is never going to change. But, in my humble opinion, older doesn't equal obsolete, or passé or not worthy of attention. Older means there's more to draw from, that more has been seen, experienced and learned. Not just from social media (which for the most part I love) but from people and events.
Give someone you know, who didn't just graduate from grammar school, the chance to shine. You'll be surprised at the wonders they can share.
Give yourself the gift of someone who wants to shine.