What is Late Bloomers Rock?


It's never too late to start over. At any age, you can go back to school, change careers, even change what you believe. Alan Rickman (Snapes from Harry Potter was never in a movie until he was 42. Van Gogh didn't show any of his art until he was 32. Julia Child hosted her first cooking show at age 50. Colonel Sanders founded Kentucky Fried Chicken when he was 65. Laura Ingalls Wilder was also 65 when she published her first book, Little House in the Big Woods. The list goes on and on and on.

Not only is it not too late, it is even advisable, to try new things. In fact, a person who habitually learns and does new things has a healthier and stronger brain and body and is happier and more well adjusted than a person who lives in a rut.

I spent most of my life believing I couldn't do things that weren't already a part of my reality. This changed when I read about a music workshop that sounded wonderful to me. "But," I said, "of course, I can't go." My husband said, "Why not?" I was taken aback and thought about it. "Why not, indeed?" was my conclusion. There was no reason I couldn't go. Denying myself permission was a habit I had brought with me from my childhood. I went.

Since then, I have been training my brain to believe I can try whatever new things I want. I don't need to be an expert. I don't need permission from my mother.

The mission of Late Bloomers Rock is to encourage people to believe it is never too late to try something new, to reinvent themselves, to learn a new skill, to realize a lifetime dream. Join me on my new path and seek out a new path for yourself!