Similar story. I've wanted (and tried a few times) during my life to play. Running a business and raising a family kept getting in the way. I'm now retired with plenty of time. Started 2 1/2 years ago at age 66 and I'm really doing it! I play (learn/practice) a minimum of 2 hours a day, seven days a week. Loving every minute of it and feeling very fulfilled.
[Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plus Top Pro (2), Fender Player Stratocaster (2), Squire CV 60's Stratocaster, Hamer Ecotone, Yamaha APX600 (2), Epiphone ES-339, Spark 40(2), Spark Mini.]