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Are you ever too old to start something new? Anchor and birds, BKM Virtual Support Services, Virtual assistant team

Are You Ever Too Old to Start Something New?

In August 2020, for the first time in my l-o-n-g working life, my job ended. The job loss was not due to COVID and after 20 years with a wonderful company, several of my colleagues and I were let go due to a significant organization restructure.

That left me thinking, ‘What do I do now’? I have always been extremely fortunate to land jobs quite easily and whenever I moved on, it was my choice, not the company’s. It was strange not having another position to go to. And at age 62, friends and family figured I was going to retire but that’s not the case. I enjoy working and wanted to figure out my next chapter.

My long-time colleague Beth and I decided to combine our talents and start our own venture where we provide virtual assistance to businesses. I am a sucker for inspirational quotes and while setting up our business, I came across this one, ‘You are not too old and it’s not too late’. Plus, I have read so many inspiring stories about people my age and older starting a new business, going back to school, or pursuing their newfound passion.

Growing Through Change

I never thought of myself as an entrepreneur and through this process have worked at getting out of my comfort zone even more than I normally do. Each day I focus on my mindset and facing fears. This journey has been very rewarding to say the least. Never believe the saying ‘You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.’ I am developing many new skills and exploring a whole different world. I am extremely grateful for the amazing clients we now have the opportunity to support.

My story is certainly not a new one. Thousands before me have ventured out to new horizons in their 60’s and beyond. And although my story isn’t unique, I hope it will inspire someone reading this to have the courage to go after their dream.

‘Don’t be afraid to start over.
This time you are not starting from scratch; you are starting from experience’

Am I too old? No way! I am so happy I said ‘YES’ to trying something new with Beth!

Are you at a crossroads in your life? What are you waiting for? I’d love to hear about your new adventure!

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