Mind Cafe
Published in

Mind Cafe

It’s Never Too Late to Follow Your Dreams

At 56, I quit my dead-end job to be a writer

Photo by Andrew Neel on Unsplash

At 21 years old, I changed my major to English and announced to my family that I wanted to be a writer. My parents made jokes about my choice. “Practice saying this,” my dad said. “ ‘Do you want fries with that?’ ” My sister balked at my decision. “That’s my field,” she said. She had dropped out of college years…




Relaxed, inspiring essays about happiness.

Recommended from Medium

Of freedom in artistry and life

a handmade drawing of a road in the forest going up to the mountains on the horizon

The Laws of Nature

5 Signs of Good Self-Esteem

Download In @!PDF

90m Thank You’s

Why is it so hard to make decisions?

The Open Barn —

Talent is Overrated

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Lee G. Hornbrook

Lee G. Hornbrook

Writer and Writing Coach. Memoirist. Editor of The Writing Prof. Experienced writer — I can help you tell your story. Connect at LinkedIn, Twitter @leehornbrook

More from Medium

How to Help a Hoarder in Your Family

scrabble pieces spelling out hoarding

Beading My Way Into Meditation

Do Not Succumb to Despair

Remembering The Man Who Taught Me How To Be One