Dream Careers


A Second Chance to Become a Pro Golfer

For the best amateur players, turning 50 means a chance to try qualifying for the pro tour. For MIke Goodes, it meant becoming a stalwart pro—and tournament champion.

Finally, He Bought the Farm

Once Barry Meinerth dreamed of being a veterinarian. He ended up with a big job in magazine production, but a few years ago his lifelong love of animals led him to buy a farm, and now he produces alpaca wool—and self-fulfillment—instead.

Getting Paid to See The World

Rob Geyer-Sylvia loved to travel, but life kept getting in the way. Then, at age 51 he found an exciting new job on the road.

The PI Wears Prada: One Woman’s Midlife Career Change

When her job in real estate soured and her kids got older, Jeanene Weiner followed a dream and started her own detective agency.

The Accidental Winemaker

The abandoned lima bean farm that was meant to be a retirement retreat grew into a new career for vintner Deborah Hall

Becoming an Author: From the Corner Office to the Bestseller List

How do you go from being a single corporate executive to a married bestselling (and globetrotting) author? Lalita Tademy wrote the book.