Starting a new career in midlife?
January 24, 2006 10:14 AM Subscribe
Has anyone out there begun a totally new career in mid-life?
posted by Flakypastry to Work & Money (33 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I've tentatively decided to pursue a new career (pastry chef) totally unrelated to my present one, and it requires a couple of years of schooling. I know that I'm fortunate to have this flexibility, but I'm afraid I'll feel old and ridiculous next to 19-year olds. I also can't decide if I'm just too old to get started in something new at this point in my life. I've heard all of the "go for it, you're never too old" stuff, but has anyone actually swtiched direction like this and made it work?