Dear E. Jean: I’m a teacher, unmotivated, unhappy, and lost in a sea of standardized tests. I can’t help dreaming of a new career involving my creativity and passion! But, at 30, am I too old to start over?
E. Jean: Seventy is the best age for starting over (tough old eggs have nothing to lose). Fifty is also excellent (all that experience). And a young lass of 30? Despite your innocence and naiveté, I believe you can do it, too!
This letter is from the Ask E. Jean Archive, 1993-2017. Send questions to E. Jean at
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