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Not Too Old To Start A Business

Jill - Contributer Read this inspiring story about Jill who in 2015 at the age of 53 took the plunge and started her own Graphic Design business. I’m Jill and in Feb 2015 at the age of 53 I set-up my own graphic design business. I'd been thinking about it for a few years when I was outsourcing design work and realised I was doing all the set up and explanation and problem solving for the supplier. The idea took form when the companies I'd worked for (Cosmos Holidays/Monarch/Archers Tours) were going through hard times and…

Not Too Old To Climb

Bridget - Contributer My 60th birthday...I spent my birthday climbing the Inaccessible Pinnacle on the Isle of Skye. It is a Munro, one of the 282 peaks over 3000 feet in Scotland. I still have the ambition to do them all but have got two thirds still to go! The InPin as it is known is the only summit that needs proper ropes. You climb up a narrow ridge and then drop down a rope on the steepest side. Sounds easy but when you know you are just a slip away from a fall then even a rope and a guide does not give much comfort.…

Not Too Old To Sky Dive

Carol - Contributer January 2017 Read this awe inspiring story about Carol, her first Sky Diving experience and reaching for the clouds. I'd never wanted to do a sky dive, not through any fear, simply a disinterest, and then I'd really been put off by an old boyfriend who had skydived and was always going on about it. However, following a difficult year, I'd been pursuing activities which may just make my heart beat a little faster, purely to make me feel that I was actually living.  A sky dive was just one of those things.…

Not Too Old To Write A Novel

Janet - Contributer January 2017 Janet a Orpington grandmother publishes 1st novel, age 67 Janet Maile, a grandmother from Orpington has just had her first novel, Second Genesis, published* at the age of 67. “I first started writing it in the 1980s when there was a lot of publicity about cryonics,” said Janet. What, I wondered, would it be like if these people were brought back to life in 2,000 years? I’d had a lot of articles and short stories published but had never attempted a novel before. I didn’t find it easy and it…

Not Too Old To Duathlon

Michelle - Contributer September 2016 Read this inspiring story about Michelle who in 2015 at the age of 48 unfit and overweight took on the challenge of Duathlon. Michelle’s story ….. At the beginning of 2015 I was considerably overweight and incredibly unfit, then in June last year I started to see a personal trainer, a wonderful woman who helped me to realise that life doesn’t need to be negative, that at 48 I’m not too old and that I am capable of making better choices in order to live a healthier lifestyle.…

Not Too Old To Tap Dance

Jill - Contributer January 2017 My first time at tap class… Read this story about Jill who decided to try out Tap Dancing I once said my daughter - ‘Oh I would love to do tap dancing again - I used to love it as a child!’ and within 5 minutes she had looked it up in Google and found a class close to home - she said she would come with me to keep me company - so I couldn’t say no could I? I then started doubting myself as to whether I could remember what to do, whether I would actually enjoy it - had I kidded myself that I…

Not Too Old To Start a Gardening Business

Kim - Contributer January 2017 Read all about Kim who decided to resign from teaching career and started a Gardening Business. My name is Kim and I am 58 years old. Having been a teacher for 36 years, I decided I didn't want to continue with the stress and anxiety that is part of the profession and so in February 2016, having paid off my mortgage, I handed in my resignation. The inspiration came from other teachers who had also made the decision to leave the job, and the desire to have more control over my time. The…

Not Too Old To Be A Student

Frances - Contributer 10th October 2016 Read this inspiring story about Frances who at the age of 31 found herself heading back to school and becoming a full time student. I had wanted to be a social worker for many years, working alongside them as a social care worker with adults with mental health difficulties for seven years. However, the reality of living in London and paying my rent for two years whilst I qualified seemed like an impossible task. After being made redundant for the second time from the charity sector,…
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