Five People Reinvent Their Working Lives

2nd Acts



Photos by Scott Holstein

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While our fathers and grandfathers might have spent their entire careers with the same company, parting ways at 65 with a pension and a gold watch, it’s pretty much a concept lost in the mists of time. In fact, a Forbes magazine article about the “new normal” says millenials expect to stay in their jobs less than three years. However, even though many of us are on the move, it’s often doing the same sorts of things — just a little higher up the organizational chart or for a different company.

But every so often there comes a person who hits the “reset” button, does a 180 or otherwise chooses a new career that is nothing like the one he or she had before. Here are the stories of five people who made the big switch — and who, perhaps surprisingly, are finding that what happened in their “old” job resonates in their new one.

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