I don’t know about you, but I’m a life-long learner. I finished my undergraduate degree through Penn State’s World Campus at the young age of 62. Working on my degree in that chapter of my life was extremely exhilarating and rewarding. I learned a lot from the instructors and I’d like to think I had a lot to contribute as well. After all, my degree was in Energy and Sustainability Policy; and I had been in the energy industry for nearly three decades at the time.
But, my love of books and the power of the written word
didn’t stop with textbooks and formal education.
During my life transition, I turned to self-improvement books and found new perspectives and developed new skills that would take me into (and serve me well) in my next chapter.
While I love reading and the calmness that comes over me when I’m lost in the written word, alone with my thoughts, I miss the conversations and different perspectives that come with having lively group discussions. Penn State’s World Campus is an online campus forum; and they have mastered the art of online discussions. So, I thought it might be fun to start an online book club for women interested in business or personal development. After all, if Andrew Luck (former quarterback at Stanford and the Indianapolis Colts) can start a book club, why can’t I?