I have a friend who is just a few years older than me and she and I were talking about our dreams and what we’d like to do with this second half (or 1/3) of our life now that our kids are older. She expressed a little bit of angst at the thought that she might be too old, and there won’t be enough time to accomplish everything she hopes to do with her dream of restyling clothing. And it’s not that she thought she was going to die any time soon, she was more concerned about ‘how will I feel, when I’m older?’ Will I have less spunk than I would have had I unearthed my dream in my thirties? And for a moment,her anxiety became infectious. After all, there are no guarantees how anyone is going to feel as they age upwards into their sixties and seventies. But, I quickly got to thinking that ten years is all you need. I know, in my personal life anything I’ve done for a long time usually phased out after ten years. That’s about the extent of where my interest lies, unless of course, it’s profitable and the motivation moves me to continue on and be more successful. Ten years. That’s doable and within reason. She took great comfort in my wisdom and found it to be just what she needed to keep her feeling hopeful and positive about working toward making that dream come true. It’s something she’s wanted to do forever and there really is time for it to happen. We are all going to be here anyway (hopefully), aging gracefully, we might as well be busy, beautiful, mature people with a mission and a dream to accomplish. What are you hoping for? What is your dream? It’s not too late to make it happen. And that dream we are busy accomplishing may be just what we need to keep us young.
Raise your Glass to aging with sass and working toward that dream. Don’t let it go this time!