Creating new markets

My staff and I have begun to promote a new app – it’s called Milton Insider.
It can be found in both the Apple app store and Google Play.
Why would anyone over 70 be interested in an app, someone asked me.
Hmm, maybe for the local residential phone book feature.
The phonebook itself opens slowly on the app, but the developer who partnered with me says that will change later in the fall when his servers are expanded. Right now opening the full phonebook takes one full minute.
But the key to looking up a number is to put the last name in the search bar – the search takes seconds. And of course it is possible to click through and dial the number from a smartphone.
The real answer to why I worked on this app is I’m still alive. I still have ideas. I still want to make a difference.

Time to live

 

AWHladies

The ladies of AWH class of 1964.

So much has been changing in my world since I last worked on my blog.
My own health is just fine… I turned 70 earlier this year and am beginning to create an exit strategy to be sure my business survives me.
It’s something I care about.
But I also care about having a life worth living in the winter of my life.
This summer there were weeks when I only read the Milton Times after it was printed. I’ve divided my time between playing with my three-year-old grandson and helping in the creation of a new APP we call the Milton Insider. The APP is a fun creation.
Freud believed that a full life comes from work and love.
I agree with the part about love. Friends and family can bring purpose to my life.
I’m not as sure how work fits into the mix. I know it’s time for me to create a retirement plan. It’s time to celebrate life. Time to look at work in a way that leaves me more time for family and friends.