Welcome to my website! I’m Rebecca Forstadt Olkowski – a Baby Boomer blogger and founder of BabyBoomster.com. – My blog focuses on active women over 50 who love to have fun, explore the world, stay healthy and vibrant for as long as possible, and want to make the world a better place for future generations.
We’re not ready for rocking chairs yet but we’re ready to rock! Women over 50 are engaged, eager to seek adventure, and ready to learn new things. Rather than simply retire and be put out to pasture, we reinvent ourselves (often numerous times) to achieve our full potential and purpose in life. It’s important that we take care of ourselves by eating smart, exercising, and staying connected with others to stay well and live happy lives.
On this site, I write about travel, lifestyle, beauty, fashion, wellness, entertainment, home decor, health, self-discovery, self-improvement, and whatever comes into my head.
Why Baby Boomster?
A “Boomster” sounds to me like a hip, urban Baby Boomer. I live in Los Angeles and have been a member of the film industry for years. I guess that makes me a Boomster! LOL
I was born in 1953 and am now in my mid-sixties! Travel is my drug of choice and I write from anywhere on the planet I happen to land, even if it’s my own backyard. Los Angeles is a pretty big backyard all in itself! I have two amazing grown up children and am currently Mama to 2 mischevious chihuahuas. My name is a little long because I have multiple personalities. I’ve worked for over 35 years as a professional voice-over actor for film, tv, commercials, audio tapes, video games, and cartoons under the name Rebecca Forstadt. (which is also my maiden name) I sound like I’m about 8-years old.
It took me a while to see the world and I’m still working on my bucket list
I didn’t start seriously traveling until I was in my fifties. It’s not that I didn’t want to, but life got in the way for a while. My favorite places to visit are the historic cities and countrysides of Europe and it’s even better when I’m floating down a European waterway on a river cruise. I adore river cruises!
I also love walking through old town city centers to observe the people, their culture, cuisine, and architecture. So far, I’ve been to Spain, Italy, Hungary, Austria, Germany, Czech Republic, Poland, France, England, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and various locations throughout the United States. As a Baby Boomer blogger, I can’t go anywhere without taking lots of photos and writing about my experiences.
Lately, my daughter and I have been going on trips together because she’s a world traveler as well. We’ve been to Los Cabos, Miraval Resort in Tucson, and Banff on recent trips. I love traveling with her and she keeps me in shape hiking. Like many Baby Boomer women, I yearn to have my 30-year old figure back but it’s always an uphill battle.
Why I became a Baby Boomer blogger
As I mentioned before, life has a tendency to get in the way sometimes. While pursuing my career as an actor, my husband of 23-years passed away, leaving me a widow with 2 pre-teen children. I had to find ways to support them because acting work is unpredictable. I sold makeup and skincare for a while, (earning 3 free cars) ran a local club for a large networking organization, and then discovered blogging. As a Baby Boomer blogger, I also help other Baby Boomers who want to blog set them up on WordPress and do one on one tutorials to show them how to use them.
As a purveyor of all things fun, I write about the joys and challenges of Baby Boomer travel, classy fashion over 50, luminous beauty, thought-provoking entertainment, inspiration, motivation, vibrant wellness, reinvention, downsizing, disease prevention, blogging, decorating, and more. I try to stay away from politics, but in these crazy times, I’ve been known to put on my pink pussy hat and go to protest marches.
Age is only a number. Being over 50 doesn’t mean you have to give up on life and spend your remaining days rotting away. Now is the time to savor your freedom and live a fabulous and active life like you never have before.
My mission as a Baby Boomer blogger
I want to be an encouraging force to inspire you to live your best life possible by embracing your wisdom and experience to live your purpose, feel good, look your best, embrace wellness and enjoy life. We all struggle sometimes. If you’ve been alive for half a century or more, chances are you’ve encountered obstacles along the way. I certainly have, but I believe we’re capable of overcoming anything we’re faced with and turn it into a blessing.
I love to discover cool products that benefit my audience and promote them online
As a Baby Boomer blogger, I work with brands who authentically serve my audience as a content writer and social media influencer.
For more information about how your company or organization can collaborate with me, please click here to view my media kit.
Contact me directly here:
Rebecca Forstadt Olkowski
Baby Boomer Blogger, podcaster, and voice actor
4400 W Sarah St #7, Burbank, California
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