My name is Scott O’leary. Hello and welcome to OVER50badasses. I’m an Ultra marathoner, a Spartan obstacle course racer and 53 years young. I’ve been married for 28 years to an amazing, beautiful, strong woman and have been gifted the greatest purpose on earth, I’m called dad by two beautiful, healthy, happy kids.
I was raised in a small mill town on the east coast with deep blue collar roots so I’m intimately familiar with hard work, grinding, and doing your job. I love that in other humans. I also love people who see all of this as a gift and they don’t waste one second of it.
Jack Kerouac said it best.
“the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes “Awww!”
I’m an award winning creative in the world of advertising. I’ve told many stories for brands big and small. I would be honored to interview and tell the stories of warriors over the age of 50 who are not defined by age or anything else. Someone who quietly and humbly does super human things at an age when society is not so subtly planning your retirement and funeral.
Why am I doing this? I truly believe 50 is a starting line not a finish line. Year 50 was one of the most amazing years I ever spent on this planet and they have only been getting better. I’m not trying to redefine age to a society that is hell bent on youth. I just want to celebrate and help spread inspiration about what is possible once you get here. I know you are out there.
Do not go gentle into that good night, be heard.
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org