• Johanna Weintraub , over 4 years ago

    I’m really happy to see this thread as it’s something I think about a lot. I was career switcher and didn’t get into the field until my mid-30s. I’m currently working as a senior designer and still have a lot of enthusiasm and drive. Most of my peers are 10-15 years younger than me, but I find that my past years of experience in another field has given me the confidence and ability to move up quicker than usual. I’m currently considering a management position but am torn because I love designing and don’t want to lose touch with the craft. At the same time, I think I’d be a great manager and am wondering if it’s a more sustainable path at my age.

    As far as retirement planning, I’m saving everything I can and have done some real estate investing as well. Hoping to get to the point where working is optional by 50.

    3 points