06/09/2015 05:10 pm ET | Updated Jun 09, 2015

Seniors Living Out Their Childhood Dreams Prove It's Never Too Late

It's been said that it's never too late to become what you might have been -- and we've got the photos to prove it.

A group of Dutch seniors are living out their childhood dreams in a new photo series entitled "What I Wanted To Become." Ingrid Meijering, who co-founded Get Oud, which translates to "Get Old," said the motivation for the series was to show the world that even older people have dreams, regardless of their age.

The project featured around 50 volunteers, ages 75 and up, from Dutch senior homes. Over eight months Meijering used props, makeup and costumes to transform each model into what they always wanted to be as a child. Unfortunately, due to financial constraints, societal pressures, the responsibilities of family, and other issues, many of these people never were able to pursue their childhood dreams.

And these dream jobs ran the gamut, including everything from a disc jockey to an opera singer to a prima ballerina.

"We had lots of fun with the models," Meijering told The Huffington Post. "Most of them had really good memories and said, 'OK, I did not became what I always wanted, but I'm happy!'" Beautiful.

It just goes to show you're never too old.

  • Disc Jockey
    Henk Pragt (76)
  • Veterinarian
    Pieter Atsma (82)
  • Pilot
    Niek Schepman (85)
  • Skipper
    Bob Roerade (93)
  • Flight attendant
    Wil van Alphen (75)
  • Librarian
    Jef Corneillie (82)
  • Milliner
    Dien Boddé (86)
  • Naval officer
    Louise Bergmans (86)
  • Opera singer
    Truus Zuurmond (97)
  • Garden architect
    Tine van den Hoven (85)
  • Midwife
    Leny Zweerink (87)
  • Ballerina
    An van Beusekom (90)
  • Actress
    Reina Sanderse (90)


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