I have to laugh because I feel like I’ve been here all along. I think the key is not to give up no matter how long it takes. All my life I was behind everyone when it came to age-appropriate milestones. I didn’t start college until after my children were older and I was almost forty, and therefore I was late starting a professional career. I didn’t get braces on my teeth until I was in my early forty’s because my kids came first, and so it makes sense that I didn’t get going in my writing career until I was older. But I don’t worry about it. I have a lifetime of experience. I’ll just run my own race, pace myself, and enjoy the trip—wherever it leads me. I don’t feel like I’m competing with anyone, and I’m comfortable with who I am and where I am in my life. It’s exciting to re-invent yourself, try new things, and the most exciting part about it all is meeting new people and making new friends.