As Generation X approaches middle age, they begin to ask questions of themselves. Professionally, this often takes the form of where they want to work, and to what end. For at least some, these probing questions have led them to leave their large institutions, and accompanying job security, to join to world of entrepreneurs. The pursuit of happiness and quality time justifies this, and allows some to flourish anew after 20 years of working.

Key Takeaways:

  • Instead of pursuing money and security, we are pursuing happiness and quality time.
  • We may be witnessing the end of “office life” altogether as more and more work happens through technology.
  • You are never too old to follow your heart or your gut.

“Age isn’t just a number, it’s a mark of experience. I would bet far more on the person I am today than the young woman I was in my 20s.”