Mini Essay

In Defense of The Late Bloomer

I spoke to a friend recently about the idea of a late bloomer, a person who discovers their abilities later than usual.
She is in her 50s. I am in my 30s. We chuckled at calling ourselves ‘late bloomers.’
Then, it hit me that in our culture, we often glorify the overachievers and early adopters.
We call them lucky or deserving.
And, we laugh at and disregard the late bloomers.
Here’s my defense for the late bloomers.
Late bloomers are seasoned players.
They have unbeatable patience and grit.
Humility and gratitude are their shining beacons.
But if you really think about blooming in nature.
We have infinite kinds of flowers.
Some easily bloom.
Some rarely.
Some slowly.
In all flowers, they bloom in their own time.
Like all of us, no matter what age, we can bloom.
Bloom in our own time. No rush. No deadline. No pressure.
So, in truth, there is no such thing as a late bloomer.
We all bloom in our perfect timing.

About the author

About the author

Bea Trinidad host a podcast about smarter love - Thirsty & Thirty. She is also the official storyteller of a culinary school, CCA Manila. She can help you with writing projects like a love story gift to your special someone or telling your company’s story.

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