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Carrie Classon is an author, columnist, and performer. She champions the idea that it is never too late to reinvent oneself in unexpected and fulfilling ways.

 

"If I occasionally feel foolish, if others accuse me of being ridiculous—

I embrace it.

   

Making meaning at midlife means taking risks and laughing at myself. It requires that I am audacious and humble. Wouldn't it be foolish to let a little embarrassment stand in the way of a wondrous new life?"