Prudential has put together a pretty neat video series that they’ve called Chapter Two. Essentially, the videos highlight people that are currently retired and what they’re doing with the second chapter of their lives. The people highlighted in the videos have awesome stories to tell. To video all six of the videos, refresh the page and a new video will pop up. I’ve summarized the videos after the video player if you’d prefer to read about them.
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“Becoming A First-Time Director”: This video follows Carol Lewis, a retired postal worked. It shows a bit about her background and how she raised five kids as a single mother, but once she retired things got quiet around the house. Instead of just sitting around, she decided to go back to school for TV production and became a producer!
“Creating A New Teaching Method”: Yossie Ziff was once a teacher before starting and industrial cleaning business. He later retired from that business and was encouraged by a friend to go back to his teaching roots. He now is teaching children how to read and write. He’s inspired by them and compares it to riding a wave in surfing.
“Never Too Late To Become An Artist”: Mike Tiscia, a retired bank examiner, took 32 years to get back to what he really wanted to do, become a watercolor artist. He was able to get one of his paintings put up on the side of a building and had the honor of signing his name personally on the wall mural. How cool is that?
“Designing For Naomi Watts”: A retired real estate agent, Francesca Azzara once dreamed of designing clothing. In fact, her college degree and first job were both in designing. After having a child, she stayed at home and later rejoined the workforce as a real estate agent. Now that she’s retired, she’s returned to her passion of designing. She was fortunate enough to be able to design a dress for Naomi Watts that was worn at Cannes! That’s a Chapter Two to be proud of.
“Jennifer’s Symphony”: Jennifer McKinnley loves music, playing both cello and piano. She’s now retired at age 41 to help raise her most recent child that was diagnosed with Down Syndrome. She hopes to one day be able to play with a symphony again in her Chapter Two.
“Composing For A Film In Retirement”: Martin Welling was a professional musician early in his career, but he switched to a more stable job as an IT Director later in life. Now he’s retired and has returned to his roots for his Chapter Two. Martin has been working on composing music for TV commercials and other production pieces. It’s his goals and interests in music that keep him going.
What do you plan on doing in your Chapter Two? I’d love to hear about it in the comments.