Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Late Bloomer

Over on Theo Pauline Nestor's blog "Writing Is My Drink" she talks about her evening job at the University of Washington where she teaches a  Memoir writing class for UW’s Extension Program.

In the program she has adult students of all ages, including a 90-year-old woman. They all take her class and courageously write their life stories, no matter how painful. At the end of the program each student gives a reading of their work before an audience.

One particular student, Star Roberts, wrote a piece entitled "Late Bloomer" (page down to see the essay) in which she talks about doing everything in life later than the norm. Now at the age of 55 she has embarked on a writing career. It is something she has always wanted to do from the time she was a child, but as is usually the case, life distracted her.

Take a moment and read this inspiring essay by a woman who understands that "It is never too late to be who you might have been."
Star Roberts Reading her work.
 (Photo:Sandy Barnes)


  1. Your second chance stories are so inspiring! Thanks for sharing them. I really liked this one and the linked essay.

  2. I'm so glad that you are enjoying them.