This book will inspire you to start NOW—making plans to make the most of the years past mid-life. Reading this, those of you who are younger will look forward to late life. I promise. So quick, jot down this title: Secrets of Becoming a Late Bloomer: Staying Creative, Aware and Involved in Midlife and Beyond by Connie Goldman and Richard Mahler (Fairview Press 2007.)
It’s an engrossing read—sharing the stories and secrets of real people who dared to act on their dreams. The Secret of New Roots or the Secret of “Who Am I Now?” may be just what you have been waiting for. My own copy is peppered with notes and stickies, and obviously well used.
Connie Goldman’s website is also filled with inspiration—she was an NPR commentator and has written many terrific non-fiction books. Connie is now in her 80’s and continues to write and publish. She is definitely acting on the Secret of Creativity.
See my previous post for late blooming writers.