I like the idea that a person gets to have a second or third act in their lives.
My life didn’t lift off until I obtained my library science degree when I was 35 years old.
It’s not ever too late to do something new or to make a positive change in your life.
The photographer who shot me for my author website was 55 years old when he decided he wanted to get a job and stop collecting SSI. He retired with a stash of cash years later.
I attended school with a woman who was in her early seventies too. She had the desire to get a library degree even though she was at a time in her life when most people are winding down.
Doing what you want to do or what you love in your older years is payback for the struggle and hard times you experienced early in life at the hands of an illness.
You can find new things to do and love when you turn 50 or older.
I turn 50 in the early spring. Our lives aren’t over until they’re over. Each of us has good years ahead of us. I firmly believe that the best is always yet to be: tomorrow can be better than today.
The Aveeno skincare advertisement got it right:
“The best way to predict the future is to create it.”
Today is the only lovely day. No other day exists. Everything we do today can bring us closer to a better tomorrow. Even if things aren’t so good now we can expect that the future can be different and things can change.
Having a second or third act?
It’s entirely possible.