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Better Late Bloomer than No Bloomer!

I recently went to see the musical Gypsy at a local theater. It’s the story of the vaudeville stripper Gypsy Rose Lee, her sister Louise and their overbearing mother as they traipse across the US in the 1920s looking for fame and fortune. Actually it’s only Rose, the mother, who’s doing the looking. Her two daughters couldn’t care less.  They would much rather stay put somewhere in a house with a white picket fence enjoying life with family and friends.

Are you someone who is living a life based on what your parents wanted or what you thought you SHOULD do rather than following your passion? Perhaps you followed a path because it was secure and would provide you with a pension when you retired? It’s easy to do.

Now at midlife you’re wondering if it’s too late to follow that dream.  Don’t be one of those people who reaches the end of life saying “If only I had….” These are words that my mother has spoken many times.  It’s heartbreaking, both for her and for me.  Don’t put yourself in that position.

Ray Kroc was 52 when he took over a small-scale McDonalds Corporation franchise and built it into the most successful fast-food operation in the world.  Grandma Moses was almost 80 when she began creating the paintings that have made her famous.  Ronald Reagan was 61 when he became Governor of California. Frank McCourt, the author who wrote the bestseller “Angela’s Ashes” first began writing when he was in his sixties. 

So start now. Take some time, figure out what you’re passionate about and then go for it! If you need some help with uncovering your passions, The Passion Test™ is an excellent tool. Contact me, evelin(at), and let’s strategize together. 

Remember –It’s never too late to be who you might have been (George Eliot, English novelist, 1819-1880)

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