Happy New Year!
The 2019 Later Bloomer Calendar is Here
Welcome to the sixth annual Later Bloomer Calendar!
I feel fortunate to have found so much joy and purpose in bringing you Later Bloomer.
Many readers assume I'm a professional blogger, but I'm not. I'm a legal assistant at an international law firm in Los Angeles.
I work five days a week, from 4:00 pm until midnight. The odd schedule suits me. It honors my introversion and gives me time during the day to read, write, paint, practice photography and, of course, research Later Bloomers.
I’m what Margaret Lobenstine calls a “Renaissance Soul.” So are many of the Later Bloomers I write about. And so, I’ll guess, are most of you.
According to Lobenstine, a Renaissance Soul is someone who “thrives on a variety of interests and who redefines the meaning of success.” That success may come later in life because, as J.R.R. Tolkien reminds us, “not all who wander are lost.”
Today, society denigrates us as “wishy-washy.” But in reality, specialization is a relatively recent compulsion. We used to be the norm.
In olden times, as far back as the Roman Republic, “red-letter days” signified a “special, happy, and important day” according to the Cambridge Dictionary. I’ve revived this custom in our calendar.
Select any red-letter day in the calendar and you’ll jump to a captivating story of a person who succeeded, later in life, at something you know about—after trying many things that might surprise you.
I wish you love and luck and joy and health in your wanderings!