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About Me

Welcome to The Life Plan!

Hello there! I’m Alison, let me tell you something about me. A seasoned explorer navigating the exhilarating journey of midlife. At 58, I’ve not just weathered the storms of life but also given most things a good go. Not everything you understand – I’m not a weirdo!

Where I’ve Been…..

My story is one of metamorphosis—a tale written through the chapters of diverse careers, love and loss, each of them a stepping stone in my ever-evolving journey. From working in air traffic and ops in the Royal Air Force to wandering the mean streets of the Cotswolds as a police officer, I’ve also been a holiday rep, a port operations officer, managed a really posh hotel and worked in a theatre. I’ve changed my body, my mind and my attitude more times than I care to remember. I’ve faced all these challenges head-on, absorbing lessons that now fuel my passion for self-discovery. And if there’s one thing I know about, its making the best of what you’ve got whilst constantly learning and evolving.

Where I Am…..

After donning various professional hats, at the age of 58 I’ve now found my true calling as a self-employed blogger and content creator. This platform serves as a chronicle of my adventures and the lessons I’ve learned, with a focus on the unique challenges and triumphs that come with embracing a new mindset in midlife.

Change is the only constant, and I’ve embraced it with open arms. Navigating through the twists and turns of my own varied life, I share insights, tips, and reflections to inspire and guide others on their paths to reinvention. Whether you’re contemplating a career shift, seeking personal development, or simply curious about crafting a rich and fulfilling lifestyle, you’re in the right place. I upload new blog posts once a fortnight.

Life is about savouring the small joys, embracing wanderlust, and adding colour to the canvas of everyday existence. My love for adventure – for giving things a go – is woven into the fabric of this blog, with stories and recommendations to ignite your adventurous spirit and broaden your horizons.

Where I’m Heading…..

Join me on this odyssey of self-discovery and transformation. Let’s redefine the narrative of midlife, turning it into a Renaissance—a period of renewed creativity, growth, and endless possibilities. Here, we celebrate the beauty of change and the wisdom that comes with each new chapter.

Welcome to a community where age is just a number, and the journey is as important as the destination. Cheers to embracing the magic of midlife and crafting a life that’s uniquely yours!

I upload new blog posts once a fortnight and have so many ideas and plans for where I want to take this blog. I do hope you’ll come with me. I like the look of you, I think we’ll be friends!

Let the adventure begin!


Let’s get started! Here’s a great article for you where I tell you about my 3 Best Self-Help Books for 2024. Whether you want to work on your discipline, sort out your time management or just get some confidence with a project, There’s something here for you!

And now you know all about me, why not tell me about you! I’d love to hear from you and find out what kind of midlife change you are looking to make. Use the Comments box below and let’s get to know each other.