The common word in Eliza Moritz’s forty-year-career is creative.
She’s a classically trained musician.
Writing is the common thread in a diverse business career which began by writing press releases; copy for shareholder communications; and historical content and biographical information for two fortune fortune 500 companies.
Founding the largest HR consulting firm in Southeastern Massachusetts, she developed her own marketing collateral which included brochures and ad copy. Her company embraced the Internet early on and she tackled the design and content development of their first website.
She collaborated with a regional consulting firm and reported on the research and analysis of topics like Bio-Medical Waste and Industrial Development for Municipalities.
Her first weblog was developed when such things were still an unfamiliar method of communicating with a specific market.
While transitioning to retirement and settling into the Southern California lifestyle, she tackled a long-held desire to explore fiction by completing the first draft of a 100,000 word novel set in the early days of the rock and roll era.
It hasn’t taken long to discover that for the baby boomer generation, retirement is really just another chapter, but whatever the next project, it will most likely embrace some sort of creativity. The hectic, all consuming pace of an interesting career is not easily shed.
Biggest revelation with retirement? Freedom of choice. Next project? Finishing the novel? Another professional gig? Perhaps learning to do upholstering; or honing culinary skills?
Overall, it’s inspiration and engagement that intrigue. One recurring theme does, however, bubble to the surface — the tendency to include others in the passionate embrace of life.
Whether it’s a day trip to Temecula, to try out a new restaurant before enjoying a fabulous jazz performance at the Thornton Winery; or discovering the Met Opera’s “Live in HD” broadcasts at the movies; the passion to live life to the fullest and experience what the world has to offer is the theme. Being a social director seems to be a natural extension of a hyper-organized, work-alcoholic patern of behavior.
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