50 Over 50 Project for 2020


Bobbe A. Martin

Age: 78


"Go all out for whatever it is that sparks your fire!"

Age: 78
Profession: Retired - Psychiatric Nurse

What is the best thing about being your age?
I can see the big picture!

What hardships have you endured that you feel have made you stronger?
When your love loves someone else, and then
 you lose them. As I became more independent, 
I slowly began to blossom into my special self.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Auditioned for a part and acted it in the Fringe Festival in Scotland!

What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Traveling with my loved ones.

What is your most treasured possession?
My beautiful home, which I own.

What's your favorite thing you have checked off your bucket list?
Keep learning...ballroom dancing, singing, improving acting skills.

What is your greatest extravagance?
My amazing ballgown which has a huge swirl, covered with Swarovsky crystals!

What is your greatest fear?
Not being able to drive.

What do you most value in your friends?
Their love for all peoples.

What advice would you give your younger self?
Let go of all plans, and just enjoy!

What is your favorite motto or quote?
When things seem impossible, I say to myself: You never know, never know,
never know.
"I'll play it by ear" and "Sometimes life is like walking through taffy, but you've just gotta pull on through!"

Advice to younger women...
Go all out for whatever it is that sparks your fire!