Just ask Susan Boyle!
Susan Boyle is learning to ride a bike at the age of 58 and I think that's the sweetest story I've heard in a long time. She says she never learned as a child, and it's never too late. And she's right! Good for her! She also (brace yourselves for the cutest part) uses stabilisers! My heart! Good woman Susan; it's never too late to learn a skill you've always wanted to learn.
Susan Boyle isn't the only one who took up certain things a bit later in life:
- “I didn't learn how to whistle until I was 22, Paula”
- “Swimming! I never learned as a child, and I took lessons at the ripe age of 41. I now go at least twice a week”
- “I was 17 when I learned how to blow a bubble with bubble gum.”
- “Basic car maintenance. Budgeting. Laundry. Cooking.”
- “Table manners.”
- “Good Morning Paula. My great aunt started to learn Irish and German when she was in her eighties. Her biggest complaint at the time was that her Irish book was not available in Braille.... She was blind. True story!” - Vince
- “Morning P, Mindfulness and self-care. I wish I had learned some skills on this as I was growing up. It sounds so simple now, but being able to put yourself first and saying no to people were things I never considered in my late teens and 20s. It would have been a huge help dealing with life stressful moments, and there are always many!” - Chris in Wexford
- “I’ve learnt to milk cows. Not sure I’ve always wanted to learn that though! Also to drive and operate a digger!”
- “Cooking - I didn't know until a few years ago that if you refreeze meat that has been frozen and then cook and eat it you can die.”
- “Wish I’d learned how to do my taxes in school Paula. Something that would actually be useful nowadays!”
- “Taxes, mortgages, insurance, how to present oneself at a job interview, how to do up a CV, how to apply for jobs, how to write cover letters...”