Do I do more than just exist? I retired in 2005 and started my own business as a visual artist. I love the work but it has dwindled and I need a restart button.
How old do you have to be to be too old to do something you’ve always wanted to do? My first career in graphic design is over and I do not want to re-enter that field. I’d like to write. I’d like to have paid work again. I’m only 62 (63 in April). I want to get involved in work that carries me for decades, that keeps me alive and fresh. I could try to revitalize my current business, if I could muster the energy.
When I read about women who have studied and continue to study life and it’s meaning, I wish I had done it more formally. Yesterday I read a post by a woman who started her masters in social work at 59 and I was envious, yet I don’t live close enough to a university to do what I’d really want to do, immerse myself in something that matters.
I have some time now (limited by watching my 7 yr old granddaughter) but I’m afraid I may not have the concentration. I do read widely every day but feel unproductive. Why did I study all these years if I have nothing to offer society now?
Is it use it or lose it in life? Can you jump-start at my age with a moderately chronic illness (CFS/Fibromyalgia)?