FEAR OF GETTING OLD

Hi, I am a female, turned 36 this year, married with two young kids. I've recently been thinking a lot about getting old. I fear getting older, especially because I feel like I haven't found my life passion in terms of career and/or hobby and it feels like the time is ticking. What book could you prescribe that would help me to embrace getting older? Thank you!
Dear married-with-two-young-kids (sorry, but you didn't give us any other name),
Our late thirties was when the shocking fact of ageing hit both of us too... so we sympathise. It is defnitely the time by which you must leave one self behind and embrace another – we feel – wiser, more mature and more capable version of yourself. It's up to you to find some positive adjectives (and perhaps some new clothes?) for this new, older version, and it depends what you excel in – but once you step into those metaphorical new shoes, you'll find many new doors opening up – those hard-earned by experience and the confidence of age. Indeed one's forties can be a great and powerful time. A novel which opens with its main characters in fully energetic, innocent, rapturous youthful mode, then living through tragedy and difficulties and emerging into a more sober and responsible age in which they leave home, marry and have children is Cloudstreet by Tim Winton. We feel this novel shows you how to keep your energy and zest in tact throughout your life – for Winton's prose is nothing if not energetic and refreshing, a blast of warm Aussie air – while showing how true sensitivity and kindness can only develop after having suffered and matured. All the characters become more loving with age; several also only find their real selves later on. Maybe your passion has been waiting for this new maturity before it can fully emerge? 
Yours, Ella and Suse
We prescribe - Cloudstreet by Tim Winton

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