It’s Never Too Late to Start or to Start Over Again – articles by various authors
A series of articles or, other related material, I will add to, should I find more about this topic.
– – —–Section 1. Essays—— – – –
As much as it may feel like you can’t get out of your current situation, as much weight as you put on the importance of maintaining your nine to five, as much fear as you have of disappointing your family—regardless of your current situation and regardless of your age, you’re never ever stuck.
“Instead of saying, “I’m damaged, I’m broken, I have trust issues” say “I’m healing, I’m rediscovering myself, I’m starting over.”
― Horacio Jones
“Starting over can be the scariest thing in the entire world, whether it’s leaving a lover, a school, a team, a friend or anything else that feels like a core part of our identity but when your gut is telling you that something here isn’t right or feels unsafe, I really want you to listen and trust in that voice.”
― Jennifer Elisabeth, Born Ready: Unleash Your Inner Dream Girl
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Harriette Thompson is tougher than you. Seriously.
The Charlotte, North Carolina, native became the oldest woman to complete a marathon when she crossed the finish line Sunday at San Diego’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon after 7 hours, 24 minutes and 36 seconds.
To be exact, Thompson completed the feat at the age of 92 years and 65 days, making her about a month and a half older than Gladys Burrill was when she set the record by finishing the 2010 Honolulu Marathon.
A 105-year-old woman has realized her dream of becoming a high school graduate.
Theresia Brandl put on her cap and gown Wednesday and received her diploma.
94-year-old Amy Craton Honolulu, Hawaii is a mother, grandmother, great grandmother – and she’s also a newly minted college graduate.
Craton first went to college in 1962, but put her education on hold to support her children.
Now in a wheelchair and hard of hearing, attending college on campus wasn’t an option so she completed her degree online.
“You have to live. You have to learn as long as you can. Go to college, go to college. Don’t be afraid of it,” she said.
And she didn’t just graduate – she did so with a 4.0 GPA.
In what she describes as the gratifying moment of her life, Doreetha Daniels graduated from College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita, Calif., with an associate degree in social sciences.
She is the oldest graduate in the university’s history.
In a COC press release, Daniels said she wanted to finish her education to better herself. But her journey, which started in spring 2009, has been wrought with personal difficulties — from multiple strokes to sight and hearing issues to the revocation of her driver’s license.
A 91-year old woman in Thailand has earned a college degree after spending more than 10 years studying for it and has received her diploma from the country’s king.
Public television broadcaster Thai PBS says Kimlan Jinakul was granted the Bachelor of Arts degree in human and family development Wednesday at the government-run Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University just outside Bangkok.
“If we do not study, do not read, do not know, then we won’t be able to speak and make sense,” she said.
A 102-year-old Australian woman has become the oldest skydiverin the world while also raising awareness for the disease that killed her daughter.
Athelstone, Australia, resident Irene O’Shea celebrated her 100th birthday by skydiving for the first time, and has taken the extreme leap of faith every year since, according to SA Skydiving, the Adelaide-based company that O’Shea has jumped with each time.
Sunday’s skydive, which broke the world record, “went smoothly,” SA Diving said, describing her as “an absolute joy to have in the dropzone.”
O’Shea’s daughter died of motor neurone disease years ago, according to SA Diving. She saw this year’s skydive as the “perfect opportunity” to raise money and awareness for the Motor Neurone Disease Association of South Australia
“This 102-year-old woman just became the oldest person ever to skydive”