It's Never Too Late
We all face roadblocks, disappointments, and situations that feel out of our control. But my question to you is...is it really out of our control? Or, do you just need to learn to maneuver your way around the roadblocks?
You might be stronger than you think! Your action and reactions to different situations show your true inner strength.
I met up with a friend I hadn't seen or spoken to for maybe 20+ years this past 4th of July weekend. How is that even possible that I haven't seen her in so long?
I was astonished (and quite pleased) to learn that a few years back at the age of 45 she decided to return to school and become a lawyer. A lawyer! Holy cow. She told the story of not only being the oldest person in her law class, but of discovering the boy who had taken her daughter to the high school prom years earlier, was also in that class. It made me smile. And, it made me think.
While I consider myself young at heart (aka I do not think I am grown up enough to be almost 49) this weekend I came face to face with the reality that I am indeed, not young anymore. A beach volleyball game was in the process of starting up, and one of the kids shouted out, oldies vs. youngies. Cool, I thought, and in my mind automatically aligned myself with the youngies. Big mistake. Not only was I clearly not a "youngie" anymore, as Mike pointed out, I was actually the 3rd oldest player on the court.
Back to my friend... she worked as a paralegal for years, and as her children grew older and eventually left the nest, she realized she was no longer happy simply making corrections to other people's legal documents. So she took a leap of faith and decided to enroll in law school. She did this knowing her new path would likely mean she'd be one of the oldest, if not the oldest student in her class. And acknowledging that it would take a lot of time, hard work and money to achieve her goal.
How brave is that? She took a chance on herself.
Life is short, but remember there is still time. You can do it! Whatever it is...
And so can I.