late bloomers

Healthy Living
Slow and steady wins the race.
Post 50
I'm what you call a late bloomer. I didn't go to college until I was thirty-eight (that's how long it took me to get the
Women
At the age of 51, I finally understand who I am and what I am here to do. This didn't arrive in a great whooshing epiphany, more like bits and pieces of a puzzle coming together over a period of decades.
Queer Voices
The closet seems like a vestige from a darker time. Many young LGBT people never experienced the repression, but there is an older generation of men who closed the door decades ago and now find themselves tentatively stepping out into a terrifying world. They often feel alone.
Post 50
Crooner Billy Joel became a father again this past week when his 33-year-old wife, Alexis Roderick Joel, gave birth to a
Books
A well-chosen cocktail cements the personality of the character, assigning motives, attitudes, and background with a simple sip. In my own Late Bloomers Series of contemporary romance, I have five women characters with distinct personalities, and each one has her own favorite drink.
College
We govern ourselves to accommodate fear rather than accomplish dreams. Hence, when opportunity presents itself (later than expected), those who ask when don't capitalize on chance. However, for the late bloomers, the opportunity is never too late.
Parenting
I watched my entire book group and two sets of friends get pregnant before I ever watched my belly swell.
Queer Voices
By writing directly in the voice of an older, gay Caribbean man, Bernardine Evaristo, who's British-Nigerian and a woman, has executed an extraordinary act of ventriloquism that crosses gender boundaries as well as racial, cultural, sexual and linguistic differences.
Post 50
Our jaws literally hit the floor when we heard that our favorite eternal bachelor, George Clooney, was single no more, after
Wellness
Sensing a pattern? We see it all the time in the media: Hyped-up lists of successful people categorized by age -- but always
Teen
Late bloomers, we feel ya: It can be frustrating, to say the least, to always feel like you're the last one to get past your
Parenting
I told my daughter that 15-year-olds, like 63-year-olds, come in lots of different shapes and sizes. We all get to the same place, even if we arrive at different times.
Books
Maybe it's no coincidence that one my favorite childhood books was Leo the Late Bloomer by Robert Kraus. The story was a comforting reminder that we all blossom in our own good time.
Post 50
We all have our own individual timing and like flowers, we bloom at different seasons.
Culture & Arts
More often than not, our cultural heroes are barely of drinking age when they make their mark: Orson Welles was 25 when he
Post 50
Everybody has to pay their dues before they make it to the top. Here are a few high-profile celebrities (past and present) who twisted in the wind for a few years before they became famous and/or eligible for a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame