Follow your dreams…. big or small!!! What are you waiting for? Today won’t come again …. but tomorrow is a new day. Don’t be scared – we all are. Just go for it, and do that thing that you have always dreamed of!
Start that new business that you have thought about for years, take that photography course that you have always wanted to, join that walking club on Saturdays – even though you don’t know how you are going to squeeze in another thing, or raise funds and go on that mission trip to Costa Rica. Set another goal…. set another dream! I am learning as I “mature” in age, you are never too old to start a new adventure, hobby, or interest; so come on and step out into that scary, unknown danger zone!
I remember, after I had my second baby, I really wanted to go to court reporting school. I was an experienced legal secretary, and hated that career choice, and didn’t “go for it” as I just couldn’t figure out how to make it work – and I have always regretted not “going for it”! Eventually, I broke away from that profession. I worked part-time for a realtor and went to real estate school at night until I got my license. I was a realtor for several years, loved that I was providing an important service to people, and it was a very enriching and fulfilling career choice. I was glad that I went for it.
Sometimes you just have to GO FOR IT! But it’s not easy and it’s often challenging. If you never go for it and try, then you never will know. Fear, lack of funds, discouragement – these are all things that keep us from seeking our real goals. You can be practical but still get there. Make a plan and break down the goal into practical steps to get there. That should help you realize your dream.
My dear friend, Gail M. while in her 50’s went back to school for her ARNP degree. It was tough and challenging – and often times she felt like she wanted to quit. Here’s what she shared:
“My mother always said that education was something that could never be taken away from you. She passed away when I was young, and this always stuck with me. I went back to school in my late 20’s to become a registered nurse. I was a nurse for 25 years and found it to be more and more difficult to work 12 hour shifts.
My sister, who had been a nurse, went back to school to become a nurse practitioner. She strongly encouraged me to return to school. I wasn’t sure if I could do it because I was in my 50’s, but I decided to just “go for it”! I had a lot of doubts and was worried I would fail. Someone told me to just stay in school until they kicked me out! They never kicked me out, and I graduated with honors. I am so glad I went out on a limb – I feel like I am making a difference in people’s lives and have never once regretted my decision.
I say – follow your dreams – and go for it!!”
I decided to start this blog pushing 60 years old. I mean when you go through decades, no matter what your life has been like, like it or not you have plum experienced a thing or two! And to be honest with you, I had no idea all that was involved with writing a blog, keeping up with a schedule, all the social media as well as all of the technical aspects of maintaining a blog. I mean, I work full-time and have a family, and this takes up a lot of my time. But I am glad that I went for it, and I love it! And hopefully, if you are reading this – you like it, too.
Is there something in your life that you are waiting to do? Is there something that has been on your mind or in your heart to do for a very long time? If so, I hope you “go for it”! With a little planning and thought, I know you can do it!
“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” – Henry David Thoreau
Until next time,