According to the latest in brain science, Barbara Strauch suggests that the addlebrained can actually be agile brained. The middle aged brain is keenly suited to take on new challenges, to blow out the old neural pathways and blaze new trails of connections.
“... If you always hang around with those you agree with and read things that agree with what you already know, you’re not going to wrestle with your established brain connections.”
Always wanted to learn to play violin? Thought about going back to graduate school to study comparative religion? Learn how to crochet? Be a beekeeper? Well, could be-- now's the time!
If you've shaken things up a bit and started in a new direction, be an inspiration: do tell!