Hello, readers! Yesterday was my 47th birthday. It’s hard to believe that I have entered my late 40s. Yikes! No offense to those of you who have had more birthdays than I have, of course…
As I reflect on my 40s, I can honestly say that editing has become the profession of this particular decade of my life. I began editing as a volunteer around the age of 40 and launched my freelance editorial business at 44. The profession of my 20s and 30s was biology–specifically laboratory technician work. Why is that not the profession of my 40s, then? The increasingly complicated technology proved to be a little too much for my coordination disabilities.
I am, however, completely able to type and use a computer mouse. I also love to write and edit. Hence, my career change.
I suppose you could say that I “finally found” myself at 44. And in the years since, my business has grown and expanded.
Here’s to turning 47. I wonder what this year will bring?
(A COVID-19 vaccine, I hope.)