Looming deadline for professional success: age 40?

The effective, moving, vitalizing work of the world is done between the ages of twenty-five and forty.

- William Osler (1849-1919), renowned Canadian physician

I turned thirty-five last month, and what struck me most was how odd it is that it's been thirteen years since I was twenty-two. But apparently what I should have been impressed by is the five short years remaining in which to make a significant professional contribution to the world. I find this idea disconcerting, as I'm waist-deep in raising kids and was banking on my next decade to make some strides career-wise.

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