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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,…

Not Too Old To Cycle

Joe - Contributer Read this inspiring story about Joe who in 2014 decide to was time to saddle up and begin cycling at the age of 56. My name is Joe(real name, John). I am now 58 years old. I have 3 grandsons, 2 who are very keen cyclists. They are now 5 & 7 years old. During the Christmas of 2014, they persuaded me to go out cycling on mountain bikes with them. I hadn't ridden a bike since my school days. I was fairly apprehensive & a little nervous about the challenge. I wasn't wrong. They were very accomplished…

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 Join a Choir

Jackie - Contributer Read this inspiring story about Jackie who after her husband joined a choir got the music bug as well. My love of music goes back to my childhood. I played a couple of musical instruments whilst at school and have always enjoyed participating in anything musical. About 5 years ago my husband joined a choir – he has always loved singing and had sung in a few choirs in the past. Rock Choir offers the opportunity for anyone to join – there are NO auditions or the need to read music. In fact all the…

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 Change Career

Linda - Contributer I changed my career at 40 years old...graphic designer to massage therapist After leaving school I became a graphic designer. I enjoyed this for many years until there was a recession and life became so much more difficult. I then moved onto working in a recruitment company which pushed me to my limits. Long hours, arrogant people and people who always wanted to blame someone else. As a little outlet I went off and learnt massage over 6 weekends during the next 6 months. I hadn’t sat an exam since school…

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.…
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