When we asked our readers for stories on life after 50, we noticed a common theme to many entries of changing careers. While some writers were forced into another career by the recession, others decided to finally pursue their passions later in life. Regardless of the reason behind it, most were happier with their new careers.
We selected the top 5 stories of people who changed careers in their 50s, 60s and 70s. Please follow the links below to read the finalists’ stories.
Writing Contest Finalists
- I Think You’re Looking For Me By Cathryn Wellner
- Inspired: A Second Chance to Dance By E.C. Premo
- The Never Ending Adventure By Peter Morris
- The Recession Awakens an Artistic Entrepreneur By Christine Henry
- 50-year-old Vows to Make the Most Out of His 1200 Months By Margaret Hennessey
The person who receives the highest number of votes in each round will receive the $500 grand prize and the runner-ups will receive $100 gift cards to Amazon. You can vote in a number of ways:
Ways to Vote
- Click the Facebook ‘Like’ button at the bottom of the story you’d like to vote for.
- Go to our Facebook page and click ‘Like’ underneath the picture associated with the entry.
(You must join the page in order to vote in this way. For every new person on the page we are donating $1 to the CNIB to fund the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases affecting older adults)
- Choose your favorite entry in our voting poll
The winner will be determined from the total number of votes each entry receives in all 3 methods of voting.
You may vote for several of your favorite entries using the first 2 methods but may only cast one vote in the voting poll. Votes must be received by 11:59pm PST on Friday, June 17th, 2011. The contest winner will be announced on June 22nd.