Take a look at this article in the Harvard Business Review by Marc Freedman, founder and CEO of Encore.org. I think he touches on an important point. We sometimes think we need to leave behind our past to move forward in the second half of our lives. That is not always possible and, actually, not advisable for most of us. He advocates for “reintegration” rather than “reinvention.” Read the article.
Article by Marc Freedman, published in HBR Block Network, Harvard Business Review, January 1, 2014.