Words To Live By…This is what June looks like

Judi Bonilla Gerontologist

Judi Bonilla Gerontologist Reflects On June

June already, what is next?

As June end and July begins I wonder, What is next? Halfway through the year it is my time to evaluate the progress or lack of progress in my practice and my business. The year has been full of firsts. Speaking at SXSW and a book launch Freewheeling after Sixty. Talk about new places to go and things to do? Me a gerontologist speaking at SXSW? Me a gerontologist writing a book? Yes, it can happen and it can happen to you. If that is what you want.

What is next?

Today I spoke to a friend and we talked about the writing and launching of my first book. I gave her the insights behind the Facebook posts. The truth. Writing a book was not easy. It has been hard. Designing a book is not easy. It has been hard. Marketing a book is not easy. That too has been hard. Are you beginning to see a pattern? I do. Somewhere in adulthood I cast off the belief that things were meant to to be easy. I wish it were that way. It is not. I have  a plaque in my office that reads, I don’t know about you, but I have thought about running away from home way more often as an adult than I ever did as a kid. Does that sentiment sound familiar?

What is next?

I have thought about what to share as I get to where I’m going as a gerontologist, entrepreneur, and now author. For the next six months I am committing to writing one post about the insights of this gerontologist entrepreneur. It’s my commitment to remembering this is what it looks like getting to where I’m going!


Judi Bonilla is the Director of Program Innovation at Advocates For Aging and author of Freewheeling after Sixty. Previously she was a fellow for Hispanic In Philanthropy and Senior Service America, Inc. Bonilla has spoken at South by Southwest (SXSW) the American Society on Aging, and Certified Senior Advisors conferences. She has received a Special Commendation from the City of San Diego for the inaugural Older Driver Awareness Week in San Diego, the Association of Travel Instruction Jack Gorelick Achievement Award for her passionate commitment and perseverance to the growth of the profession of travel instruction and the Women In Transportation Innovative Transportation Solutions Award.