I’m Rebecca Forstadt Olkowski and I’m currently 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 by itself! I became a widow at the young age of 47, with two pre-teen kids. Even though it was difficult, I’m proud to say they grew up to be amazing and successful. When they left the nest I became Mama to 2 mischevious chihuahuas.
For the last 35 years, I’ve worked as a professional voice-over actor for film, tv, commercials, audio tapes, video games, and cartoons under the name Rebecca Forstadt. (which is my maiden name) doing kid’s voices. After all these years, I still sound like an 8-year old.
I discovered the wonderful world of blogging in 2008, loved the creativity it afforded, and in 2012, created BabyBoomster.com. It’s a travel/lifestyle blog for active women over 50 who love to have fun, have a passion to explore the world, and who want to stay healthy for as long as possible.
Like many other Baby Boomers, my goal is to help 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 retire to a life of leisure, we reinvent ourselves (often numerous times) to achieve our full potential and live our purpose in life.
I love to write about travel, lifestyle, beauty, fashion, wellness, entertainment, home decor, health, self-discovery, self-improvement, and whatever comes into my mind.
Why did I name this site Baby Boomster?
A “Boomster“ is sort of a hip, urban Baby Boomer. I live in Los Angeles and have been a member of the film industry for years so I’d like to think that makes me a “Boomster!” LOL
It took me a while to travel abroad 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. My favorite places to explore are the historic cities and countrysides of Europe. It’s even better when I’m floating down a European waterway on a river cruise. River cruising has become my absolute favorite way to travel.
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 by taking me on challenging hikes.
Like many Baby Boomer women, I yearn to have my 30-year old figure back but it’s been an uphill battle. I’m a die-hard foodie and admit that I’ve gained a few extra pounds over the years. But, I’m diligently working on it.
Why I became a Baby Boomer blogger
As I said, life got in the way. After my husband died, I had to find ways to support my kids because the acting profession is insanely unpredictable, especially for women over a certain age.
I became a sales director for a direct sales skincare company and successfully earned 3 free cars. Then I ran a local networking club for a large organization called CEOSpace. While I was randomly browsing the Internet, I discovered blogging and took a 30-day challenge. I also found out my right brain had a left side and discovered I could help other Baby Boomer bloggers by helping them set up WordPress sites and doing one-on-one tutorials on how to blog.
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 for grownups, inspiration, motivation, vibrant wellness, reinvention, downsizing, disease prevention, blogging, home, and more.
My mission as a Baby Boomer blogger
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.
I want to be an encouraging force to inspire you to live your best life possible. Embrace your decades of wisdom and experience to find fulfillment, feel good, look your best, embrace wellness and enjoy life.
We all struggle at times. 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 readers and promote them online
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BabyBoomster.com is dedicated to ALL fabulous women over 50 who want to enjoy life on every level. If you love to travel, eat well, stay healthy, look your best, and have fun, be sure to join my email mailing list for weekly blog updates (sent out Thursday mornings) so you’ll never miss a post.