Reinventing Midlife: International Business Lawyer Journey of Discovery, Adventure, and Lifelong Learning

Rosemary Bointon

In a world where youth is often considered the best time for adventure and self-discovery, the journey of individual as an international business lawyer is a sign of inspiration and proves that there is no age limit to reinvention and the thirst for life. This story unfolds through a series of conversations that reveal a lifetime of bold changes, international experiences and the constant pursuit of passions that have shaped a unique life.

From Legal Expertise to the Pursuit of Fun:

At the heart of this narrative is a seasoned professional who Transitionfrom an International Business Lawyer to a content marketing and SEO strategist. However, what sets this journey apart is not just the career switch but the underlying philosophy that propels it: a relentless quest for fun, adventure, and health. Having lived and worked in 13 different countries, our protagonist’s life is a testament to the power of curiosity and the willingness to embrace change.

A Global Tapestry of Life and Work:

The inspiring journey of an international business lawyer shows that reinvention and the pursuit of new passions can happen at any age. Our protagonist’s experiences span a diverse array of cultures and challenges. From navigating the complexities of international law in London to helping draft legislation in Moscow and assisting with large projects in Eastern European states transitioning from communist rule, every chapter of her career has contributed to a rich, multifaceted perspective on life and work across the globe. These stories are not just about professional achievements but about the personal growth and broadened horizons that come with each new adventure.

Embracing the Digital Nomad Lifestyle:

Discussing the evolving concept of work and lifestyle, the conversation touches upon the digital nomad movement—a lifestyle our protagonist relates to closely, thanks to her adventurous spirit and flexibility. The story points out the importance of being open to new experiences and the serendipitous opportunities that arise from such an openness.

Navigating Life’s Later Chapters with Purpose and Fun:

What shines through in the narrative is a profound message about aging and the pursuit of an active, fulfilling life beyond traditional retirement. Our protagonist is not just surviving but thriving, facing the later chapters of her life with a vibrant mix of courage, curiosity, and a commitment to health through fun challenges that keep both the mind and body engaged.

A New Home in Portugal – Discovering Community and Culture:

The decision to settle in Lisbon emerges as a chapter driven by both circumstance and choice, illustrating the fluid nature of home and the continuous quest for community and belonging. This section of the story delves into the rich cultural tapestry of Portugal, from the historical legacies of explorers to the everyday delights found in local markets and community interactions.

Lessons for a Life Well-Lived:

Encapsulated in these stories are lessons that resonate far beyond the specifics of one individual’s life. Emphasize daring to take chances, the importance of small steps towards broader horizons, and the transformative power of being open to life’s endless possibilities. Our protagonist’s journey underscores that it’s never too late to reinvent oneself, to seek new adventures, and to pursue a lifestyle that aligns with one’s passions and values.


In a world that often seems obsessed with getting to the “peaking early, ” this story of an international business lawyer is a powerful reminder that life can be endlessly rich and rewarding at any age. Whether starting a new career as an international business lawyer, exploring the far corners of the globe, or finding the simple joy of walking around your neighborhood, living a fulfilling life is about constantly seeking opportunities to grow, connect, and enjoy the adventure that’s life. This story inspires us to look beyond social expectations and age restrictions and encourages us to redefine what it means to live meaningful and purposeful lives in our later years.

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The Power of Perseverance: From Struggles to Success

In this heartfelt and inspiring conversation, Emily reunites with Deb Krier, a remarkable individual who has overcome multiple cancer diagnoses to make a meaningful impact on others, especially those facing challenges post-50. Deb shares her journey from a surprising breast cancer diagnosis to battling septic shock from chemotherapy complications, leading to numerous surgeries. Despite these obstacles, Deb’s resilience and optimism shines through as she discusses the launch of her initiative, tryingnottodie, live, supporting individuals dealing with cancer.

Her story emphasizes the importance of living fully despite health challenges and showcases her efforts to improve patient support for others and advocate for personal involvement in medical care. Deb’s experience underscores the power of perseverance, community support, and a positive mindset in overcoming life’s hurdles.





Hi, I am Emily Bron.

After living and working in 4 countries (3 continents), experiencing several immigrations, changing several professional fields and being an avid traveler, I created International Lifestyle Consulting to help you to find the best matching place and to relocate abroad for a better quality of life, work, or retirement.

As a professional Baby Boomer and Remote worker, I am relocating again!

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