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Late Bloomers

5 Reasons To Be Glad You're A Late Bloomer

The Huffington Post | Abigail Williams | Posted 08.26.2016 | Healthy Living

Being a late bloomer can be immensely exasperating. It’s frustrating to see your peers flourish and thrive while you struggle to find your footing. ...

The Agony and Ectascy of a Late Bloomer

Linda Ford | Posted 02.08.2017 | Fifty
Linda Ford

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 courage). I didn't find my ...

Late Bloomer

Kerrie L Cooper | Posted 09.28.2016 | Women
Kerrie L Cooper

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.

Fashionably Late: A Lifeline For Older Men Coming Out

William Dameron | Posted 09.05.2016 | Queer Voices
William Dameron

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.

7 Celebrities Embracing Fatherhood After 50

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 08.17.2015 | Fifty

Crooner Billy Joel became a father again this past week when his 33-year-old wife, Alexis Roderick Joel, gave birth to a little girl, Della Rose. At 6...

What Cocktail Choice Conveys About Characters

Betsy Talbot | Posted 08.12.2016 | Home
Betsy Talbot

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.

Of Swimmers and Late Bloomers

Samuel Buchanan | Posted 05.28.2016 | College
Samuel  Buchanan

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.

Last To Have A Baby

KnowMore TV | Posted 09.10.2014 | Parents
KnowMore TV

I watched my entire book group and two sets of friends get pregnant before I ever watched my belly swell.

The Dazzling Story of an Older, Gay, Caribbean Dandy

Diriye Osman | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Diriye Osman

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.

Yagana Shah

PHOTOS: 9 Celebrities Who Found True Love Later In Life | Yagana Shah | Posted 05.06.2014 | Fifty

Our jaws literally hit the floor when we heard that our favorite eternal bachelor, George Clooney, was single no more, after proposing to his new-time...

Stanford Opens School For Retirees Who Don't Think A Career Ends At 50

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 04.04.2014 | Fifty

In the heart of Silicon Valley, Stanford University is changing the conversation about career trajectories and opening a new school specifically for o...

Carolyn Gregoire

Here's Everything That's Wrong With Our 'Under 30' Obsession | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 02.25.2014 | Healthy Living

Forbes' 30 Under 30. The New Yorker's 20 Under 40. Inc.'s 35 Under 35. Fortune's 40 Under 40. TIME's 30 Under 30. Sensing a pattern? We see it ...

7 Reasons It's OK To Be A Late Bloomer

Posted 02.08.2013 | 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 awkward phase, have your ...

15 Comes In Many Sizes

Ann Brenoff | Posted 03.22.2013 | Parents
Ann Brenoff

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.

In Celebration of 'Late' Bloomers

Wendy Francis | Posted 03.19.2013 | Home
Wendy Francis

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.

It's Never Too Late to Be a Late Bloomer

Virginia Bell | Posted 01.16.2013 | Fifty
Virginia Bell

We all have our own individual timing and like flowers, we bloom at different seasons.

Our List Of Late-Blooming Artists May Surprise You

Posted 09.01.2012 | Arts

More often than not, our cultural heroes are barely of drinking age when they make their mark: Orson Welles was 25 when he created his masterpiece, "C...

Late Bloomers: Hollywood Stars Who Made It Big After Age 50

Pat Gallagher | Posted 07.29.2012 | Fifty
Pat Gallagher

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

Isabella Rossellini Speaks About Late Bloomers -- And Reaching 60

Kisa Lala | Posted 04.05.2013 | Arts
Kisa Lala

Rossellini was one of a pair of twins of the late actress Ingrid Bergman, who died in her 60's. I wondered if reaching 60 made Rossellini reevaluate her life and career.

Ruth Lavigne on Becoming a Doctor at Age 45

BJ Gallagher | Posted 05.20.2012 | Women
BJ Gallagher

"I want to tell my kids that they can be anything they want to be when they grow up, but how can I do that with any credibility?"

Late Blooming: The Timeline For Second Acts Isn't Finite

Lee Woodruff | Posted 05.14.2012 | Fifty
Lee Woodruff

For any of you who have struggled to realize a dream or long held the notion that there is a finite time line for what you want to accomplish, hang on a tick. I am here to say that anything, really, is possible.

Better Late Than Never

Irene Tanner | Posted 03.17.2012 | Fifty
Irene Tanner

As the number of candles increase on my birthday cake, I marvel that my creative powers accelerate as my physical powers do their very best to maintain.

Judy Collins Discusses Life, Love -- And Music

The Huffington Post | Debra Ollivier and Evan Allis | Posted 12.18.2011 | Fifty

Abbie Hoffman praised her, Crosby, Stills & Nash sang about her and the Clintons named their daughter after her recording of "Chelsea Morning." But th...

Huff/Post50 Late Bloomers: 'Glee' Star Jane Lynch On Love, Life And Happiness After 50

The Huffington Post | Debra Ollivier and Curtis M. Wong | Posted 12.03.2011 | Fifty

She may be best known for terrorizing teens on the hit Fox series "Glee," but the real Jane Lynch is considerably more humble and introspective than h...

Literary Late Bloomers: Great Authors Who Took A Little Longer To Get Started (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Zoe Triska | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Not everyone can be a literary prodigy. There are plenty of authors who didn't reach publishing success until mid-life, or later. There's a fantastic...