Transitioned to Olympic weightlifting from Crossfit full time in January. I've done two open competitions since, and I'm doing masters competition next year and forward.
The current plan is to do the provincial masters competition in January 2019 here, to qualify for Canadian Nationals in May, and all going well, compete in World Masters in August, which is in Montreal (so home country). I beat the qualifying total (the minimum amount you have to lift) for world competition in my age group easily in my last 2 comps, so no worries there. I'm thoroughly enjoying myself throwing heavy things around, it's very hard work, but it's super fun mastering the technique and feeling yourself getting stronger.
World Masters competiton is insane. It's five days, last year it was sold out at 750 competitors. Just being there is going to be amazing. Doing well would be a bonus, but my coach is confident, and my totals stack up well to the competition. Montreal will be tough though, as the Americans will show up in force, and those ladies are strong and experienced.
Before you ask, I am not some kind of superwoman
Weightlifting is a very fringe sport, and especially when you get to my age. At worlds there will likely only be 25-30 women in my group at 50-54 years old ... but that's still decent competition!