As a career air traffic controller, Darlene Penrose thrived on the process that kept aviation safe and orderly. Then she was unexpectedly stricken with a voice disorder that left her no choice but to taken a desk job for the balance of her career.
As a foodie in her personal life, Darlene embraced her love of food after retiring and joined forces with fellow food lover Helen Ryba to form Spiced Up, bringing new and exciting flavors to cooks every month.
Here is an inspiring story of lemons becoming lemonade.
Mike Morin is a broadcaster, author, speaker and now podcaster, busy celebrating life’s second acts via the airwaves. Maybe you can help: Are you rediscovering yourself beyond 40? Do you have an interesting “second-act” to share? Do you know someone who left their career to follow their dreams? Contact Morin at firstname.lastname@example.org and you could be the next person to add “inspirational voice of reinvention” to your resume by sharing your story on Reset: 40 is the New Happy.