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Saturday SHIFT-In Minneapolis (The Early Risers)
For those who would like to work with an ongoing group in a slightly more relaxed structure, Saturday SHIFT-In provides that extra boost of encouragement to achieve your goals.
Saturdays from 8:15 am-9:30 am.
See the SHIFT calendar or Facebook page to confirm dates, possible changes in schedule
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Where: We meet upstairs in the Community Room.
Lunds & Byerlys – Uptown – thru 9/28/19
1450 W Lake St, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55408 (South of Hennepin & Lake)
Lunds & Byerlys – 50th & France – starting 10/12/19 until Uptown is done with remodeling
3945 W 50th St, Edina, MN 55424 (50th & France)
Fees: $5.00 per drop-in session, payable at the door.
Catherine Mullinax-Jones. In my years with SHIFT I have had the privilege of working with all of these exceptional people who come to SHIFT, all wrestling with similarities in the issues we are dealing with, health, health costs, children in college and launching, aging parents who are growing more dependent, and managing their own wealth for “retirement”. That is the outside stuff. Midlifers have all gone through amazing gains, loses and transitions.
On the inside these are people that are vibrant, brilliant, and creative that are searching for the next, or completely new opportunities. They bring a depth of experience to the task. Sometimes the depth is a well to be climbed out of, others it is a well in which to plumb the depths for treasure, frequently both at the same time. The courage I witness every day is astounding. The word “retirement” is not the goal. It is the thing that you can choose to take, and then there is the open vista of possibilities. If anything, the endless options are what is overwhelming. I bristle at the saying that 60 is the new 40. It is not. 60 is the new 60, and the 70 is the new 70, and 80 is the new 80. We are not passive participants.
I believe that “once curious…always curious”. And we, with our wisdom-highlighted hair, are focusing our curiosity on the world around us, showing up as we are, and making change for good!
Susan J Krautbauer. Midlife Crisis or Midlife Funk? I know what it’s like to be stuck. I’ve totally been in your shoes and know how hard it can be to want a change but not know what to do or how to get there. Although I loved my career, I found myself feeling quite stuck about the time I turned 50. I really craved more meaningful, exciting work. I was also bored and no longer content doing the same thing over and over. I wanted more. I felt it deep inside.
But…I was afraid of having regrets. Scared of stepping away from the financial security of “the job”. Then one day I got some news. I was being laid off. Totally harsh, but wow, it opened up the possibility for me to make some changes I really wanted but was too fearful to make on my own. This is why I get what you’re going through. I was there too. I know first-hand what it’s like to feel confused and fearful about change. I also know what it’s like to bust through.
From career changes, to grown children, to care-giving for elderly loved ones, I’m in the front seat of the E-Ticket Ride called Midlife (sound familiar?) Thank goodness for the amazing people I am privileged to engage with at SHIFT, as they have been my coaches, cheerleaders, mentors and partners while on this rollercoaster called midlife. Are you looking for your tribe? Come join us, won’t you?
If at all interested, you can learn more about my professional journey here
We’ll see you on Saturday mornings!