I’m a late bloomer. My twelve-year molars didn’t finish coming in until I was almost seventeen, I didn’t lose my virginity until I was 29, and after many years of freelance graphic design and performing on stage, I found a new job I loved: this one. An unexpected second act at 45.
That was five years ago, which makes me 50 now—the young side of old or the old side of young, depending on how you look at it. I have an AARP card, receding gums, and dry eye syndrome, but if the lights are low and I’m on my back, I can still pass for 38.
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