Samuel Bankester Posted about 3 years ago How did you find you life's work and passion after age 40? Is it possible? Woody, I believe it was Mark Twain who said "do what you love and the money will come." You already know the things about which you are passionate! Pursue them and something will certainly develop. I am about to retire after twenty years of military service. I am 44 years old. My passion has always been Balkan history and culture. Now I find myself about to enter a whole new career in academics, as an English teacher in Kosova and Albania. Yes, there are challenges, but I refuse to lie on my deathbed one day and say "I wish I had (fill in the blank)." Go for what makes you happy, Woody.