March 15, 2013
Late Blooming Adult (as defined by Wikipedia) - a person who does not discover their talents and abilities until later than normally expected.
This is a pretty good definition, and as I searched online for a definition I saw a few other good ones. Generally, a late bloomer refers to someone who starts to bloom in her 20's. The above definition, Late Blooming Adult, is for someone who didn't start to bloom until later, probably mid 30's and up.
Interestingly, I didn't start to bloom until after my relationship with Christ began. Before that, I was basically following the wind with no real life plan. Thoughts of writing and owning a business were fleeting thoughts.
There are actually many well known late bloomers, and I'll list some in an upcoming post.
Me as a Late Bloomer:
Married at 36. I never saw myself as the marrying type, but liked dating. Marriage was never a part of the plan, ever. I could have been a serial dater forever, but I met The One and got married.
Graduated college, obtained Bachelor's Degree, age 42. Out of high school, all I wanted was to move out and be on my own. But I had no real plan. I dabbled in college. I would start and stop, never finishing nor want to really be there. Later I realized how crazy it was that I was paying on student loans but had nothing to show for it. Feeling I was a poor steward of God's money, I went back to school and finished what I started twenty-some years prior.
First time mom through adoption, age 45. I never saw myself cleaning dirty diapers or vomit, but that's not what being a mom is all about (partly yes, but only a small part). But I always had a sense that I wanted to adopt a child. I've heard people say that it's selfish for couples not to have children. I disagree with that. I think it's a choice. You really have to want to be a parent to be a good one. I'm still learning that by the way. It's the hardest job I've ever had, yet the most honored. It's raising a human being. No way can it be done well without God leading the way.
Started Blog, age 49. I started this blog because 1) I love writing, and 2) they say if you want to be a published writer you need platform and a blog is the best platform.
And the list continues.