Welcome to “A Baby Boomer Woman’s Life After 50.” I’m Judy Freedman, a post-50, or should I say as of 2018, post-60 female baby boomer blogger. My blog is targeted to the millions of baby boomer women (born between 1945 – 1964) who are going through a similar life journey in mind, body and spirit. Widowed at the age of 50, I’ve been reinventing myself for the past 15 years. My philosophy is to age gracefully, be optimistic about the future, and keep my chin up — so my neck stays forever wrinkle-free.
I became a baby boomer blogger in 2007, when I was approaching my 50th birthday. You can find my original blog at “A Year To 50.” It was a life-changing year for me. My husband took ill and passed away shortly before I turned 50. I also became an empty-nester when my daughter A graduated from college and my son D graduated from high school.
I am truly indebted to my blog readers for their support during what became one of the most extraordinary years of my life. It is with gratitude that I continue to share my life after 50 with my growing virtual community.
Yes, my real name is Judy with a “y,” but in the blogosphere I’m known as JudiBoomergirl or Judi, as I sign my posts. It’s a bit trendier, like the iPhone and iPad.
In addition to being a baby boomer blogger and a writer, my background includes more than 35 years experience in corporate communications, brand marketing, event production, public relations and magazine publishing. In 2013, I retired from my full-time corporate job to pursue my blogging, writing and communications consulting.
Plus, I completed a new journey receiving my YTT200 certification at Lourdes Institute of Wholistic Studies in Camden, NJ. I’m excited to be a yoga instructor and share the benefits of yoga and mindfulness meditation during my second act.
Baby boomer blogger and speaker
My writing has appeared in a variety of online publications including The Huffington Post, HealthyWomen.org, Getting on Travel (now closed), Midlife Boulevard, My Itchy Travel Feet, and Collette Tours, and I have been a featured speaker on social media and reinventing your life after 50 at events such as the Pennsylvania Conferences for Women.
I hope you’ll come back and join the fun.