Somewhere between a memoir and a how-to, Hiding in My Pajamas is a uniquely refreshing funny and candid look at the emotional costs of retirement. Closing that work-life career door behind you as you start Chapter 2 of your life, while working out the emotional aspects, has become the best kept secret with professional women today. Retiring from a successful career as partner in a commercial architecture firm, Becky shares her own personal journey as she started a new life, 1,600 miles from her home, while struggling with the emotional stereotypes that deal with retirement and aging. She exposes the fears and anxieties, along with the marital turbulence, and financial challenges she faced along the way. Utilizing wit and wisdom, she bares her soul and her marriage to encourage women to try and not hang on to the past. For women from 40 to 65, Becky shares her “Plan” for a secure financial and emotional retirement. She outlines strategies to get your plan in place, sharing not only her story, but heartfelt stories of women who have tried to stop the runaway freight train of emotions as they close the door on their careers. Exploring why ”this wasn’t what I planned”, she offers the courage to identify a brand new you as you joyously move on to a different life with new purpose and meaning. Finally someone has published a brutally candid look at a 25 year plan to retirement from a woman’s perspective that resonates with honesty.
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About the Author
Becky Kueker retired from a 20 year career as partner in a commercial architectural and interior design firm with offices in Missouri, Arizona and China. Leading marketing and business development, she formed strategic relationships with Fortune 500 companies around the world. As senior partner she also chaired the firms’ Corporate Advisory Board of Directors. Receiving numerous awards over the years, Becky was named one of St. Louis’ top Woman of Achievement; St. Louis County Library’s Starcatcher Award, as well as recipient of the prestigious YWCA President’s Award, one of only two such awards to be given in the last 40 years. A nationally known speaker, Becky travels the U.S. providing presentations that relate to her personal journey. The presentations for men and women of any age, answer nagging questions audiences have about their money and how to prepare for retirement.