Welcome back to the Amava Post Newsletter! Thanks for hanging out with us. It’s 2019 and we’re full of ideas to keep you connected and engaged as you map out what’s ahead. Whether that involves work, volunteering or adventure—or all of them—we’re honored to be part of your journey and have you be part of ours. So, what’s out there? We’ve been looking and have some cool Spotlights for you to check out.   We wish you good health and excitement as you Discover Your Next.

 


 

Flexible Jobs to give you a running start on 2019:

Marketing Consultant

Recruiter

Fitness/Yoga Instructor

 


 

Volunteer Gigs to help you keep pace with what the world needs now:

Youth Sports Coach

Theater Usher

Volunteer for Veterans

 


 

Unique Experiences to keep you running:

Foraging

Help on an Archaeology Dig

Search and Rescue Volunteer

 


 

Book Spotlight

As promised, here is our first staff-reviewed book recommendation on living your life to the fullest: How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free: Retirement Wisdom That You Won’t Get from Your Financial Advisor by Ernie J. Zelinski. This book takes an entertaining, comprehensive look at the non-financial aspects of retirement. It’s full of pithy quotes from everyone from Martina Navratilova to Seneca and includes useful lists and exercises such as the “Get a Life Tree,” a practical template that can help you design your next steps. Read the full review.

 


 

Exclusive Offer for Amava Members

 Got opinions? How about getting paid to express them as part of one of our soon-to-launch Amava Focus Groups. We’re putting together teams of Members to give organizations insights into your preferences, interests and concerns about a variety of products and services. Opportunities may be online, via email, telephone, web-conference or in-person. Let us know if you’re interested in participating in an Amava Focus Group or email us at member-services@amava.com. We’re hoping to be up and running soon.

 


 

On the way out…

“Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody’s ever made before. Don’t freeze, don’t stop, don’t worry that it isn’t good enough, or it isn’t perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life. Whatever it is you’re scared of doing, do it.” – Neil Gaiman