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Not Too Old To Learn To Swim

Magda - Contributer Magda works as a beauty therapist in Beckenham and at the age of 32 she recently learned to swim. This is her story… I had always thought I should learn to swim but always felt apprehensive. My husband and I booked a dream holiday to Mexico and I decided that I really did need to learn to swim so that I could enjoy more aspects of my holiday. I did make an effort to call a local pool about lessons and when they asked me to call back another time – I used it as another excuse to postpone that first step…

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 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 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 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 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 Volunteer

Karen - Contributer 24th October 2016 Read this inspiring story about Karen who in 2014 at the age of 51 joined the CamSAR (Cambridgeshire Search and Rescue ) team as a volunteer. Andy was not only my business partner, but a close friend. When he suddenly went missing his family and friends found themselves in a position that is indescribable. I can obviously only speak from my personal perspective, and would not attempt to put myself in his families position for a second. I can only describe how helpless I felt. The…

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…
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