Is It Too Late To Pursue Your Dream
For women over 50, it is never too late to pursue your dreams. Take the case of Kathryn Joosten who worked as a nurse for many years until she decided to pursue acting professionally when she was 56. She would go on to land a gig on Family Matters, and she eventually won two Emmys while on Desperate Housewives. If you have a passion, then there are many reasons to pursue it no matter how old you are.
You Do Not Want To Live With Regret
On many people’s deathbeds, they most often regret the things they never tried. You do not want to have the same regret, and even if you do not achieve your dreams like Joosten, you will feel satisfaction knowing you gave it your all. You may have a ton of excuses for why you cannot do something, but that is all in your head. Now is the time to secure your legacy.
People Are Living Longer
Years ago, it would seem far stranger to pursue a new career when you are older because average life expectancy was in the 60s. However, many people are living well into their 80s and 90s these days. This means making life changes when you are 50 is no longer weird. You could still live for another 30 or 40 years, so you want to make sure you are doing something you love.
Your Identity Is Yours To Create
Over the years, many people internalize an identity. The idea of suddenly becoming an author or business owner is weird, but only you know who you really are. No matter how large your dreams are, you can rest easy knowing there will be people who will stand with you. Your spouse, friends and children will support you if you are genuinely passionate about this change, and along the way, you will find more people who will support you.
Start Living Your Dreams Today
Making life changes can be daunting to anyone. You will come up with a ton of excuses not to pursue your dreams, but one factor that should never hold you back is your age. When you turn 50, your life is just getting started, and if you are in a career that makes you unhappy, then you deserve to change it.
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