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Discovered passion and purpose at 56.

by Wordsmith12 on January 18, 2010   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr


In college I edited my friends' essays just for FUN, but then went on to a 30-year career in project management & information technology (which, for me, was less fun and more ho-hum). Helping my friends' kids with their college application essays when the time came—and basking in a bit of thrill and glow from Stanford/Harvard/Yale/Cornell/NYU/Boalt acceptances—caused in me a midlife light bulb moment. Now, with clients across the country, my work is play and a spirit of service infuses my day. How cool is that?

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