If you’re wondering if you can have a second (or third) chapter in your life, or if you want a creative career in retirement, the answer is: YES! Here’s a lovely example of how it’s never too late to start.

The Boston Globe shares a story of a woman who spent her career an engineering technician working on aircraft engines, later becoming a technical librarian until she retired in her late fifties. To keep her post-retirement mind sharp, she started doing crossword puzzles after she retired. She had no prior experience with them, but found herself really looking forward to doing them regularly.

As time went on, she became more and more intrigued by crossword puzzles, joined a National Puzzler’s League, and only started creating her own puzzles after she turned 70.

Her puzzles were published in The New York Times and The Boston Globe as well as an online puzzle site.

What might be YOUR undiscovered passion? Are there topics or hobbies have you been thinking of studying or doing, but you keep putting it off? Take a chance and start! You just might find a skill you never knew you had, that may lead you to a new career.

 

 

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