Life Begins at Fifty

One Woman’s Life-Changing World Trip with her Teenage Daughter

by Helen Carver

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/08/2014

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 374
ISBN : 9781452515045
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 374
ISBN : 9781452515069

About the Book

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.”
—Mark Twain

Ever wondered if there must be more to life than this?
Ever thought, “It’s now or never”?
Ever wanted to travel the world?

Me too!

At the ‘ripe old age’ of fifty, I decided I wanted some fun - I wanted to live rather than just exist! I wanted some wild and whacky experiences to tell my grandchildren about in years to come.

So, after years of feeling like a hamster in a wheel, juggling work with children, I rebelled in the most spectacular way. I walked away from my job, rented my house out, went off travelling around the world for six months with my nineteen-year-old daughter, and embraced a whole new way of life.

I hope you laugh as much as we did at the crazy things that happened to us and the madcap things we tried (white-water rafting, skydiving, hiking up glaciers, jumping off waterfalls and posing naked in front of them, to name a few).

I hope it makes you realise that you only get one life, and now is the time to start living it, doing what you really want to and enjoying every precious moment. Follow your dreams—you’ll be amazed where they take you! I did, and my life has never been the same since.

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About the Author

Brought up on a farm near Darlington, County Durham, Helen Carver lived a fairly average life up until the age of forty-nine, working in estate agency and bringing up her two daughters. Since travelling the world at fifty, she now inspires others to live the life of their dreams.