Bette Midler is redefining what life can be for women in their 60s. At 62 years old, Bette has no intention of slowing down. "The thing is, when I turned 60, I wasn't so nervous. But as 61 crept up and 62, I was like, 'Oh my God, the clock really is ticking, isn't it? I better get cracking here.'"
Like many people, Bette had a list of what she wanted to accomplish in her lifetime—but she is realistic about it. "You know, you have that list your whole life and you're always like, 'One of these days, I'm going to take that French class.' You never do. You pick as much up as you can as you go along."
One "to do" that has remained on Bette's list is going back to college. Bette says she quit after a year and a half when she felt she may have been in over her head. Instead, Bette decided to continue to excel in the one thing she knew she was meant to do—perform.