For all of you who feel like your life has become boring or uninspired as you get older… there’s hope! If you’re wondering if you can have a second chapter in your life, or if you want a creative career in retirement, here’s another tale of how it’s never too late to start.
Today’s Boston Globe has a story of a woman who was an engineering technician working on aircraft engines and then a technical librarian until she retired in her 50’s. To keep her post-retirement mind sharp, she started doing crossword puzzles after she retired (emphasis on no prior experience, just passion for the activity). Soon 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 next passion? Are there topics or hobbies have you been thinking of studying or doing, but you keep putting it off? For my part, I’m committing to gardening organically. Who knows where it will lead, but it’s been something I’ve wanted to do for a long time.
What hobbies or interests are you thinking about and have needed a push to get started? Let us know.
Comments or ideas welcome…