You’re never too old to start something new.
This might as well be my mantra for life.
In my twenties I started a new career, which isn’t unusual, I know. I moved out, bought my first home and got married, too. Then in my thirties I said goodbye to that hard-earned career and started blogging. We got a dog. Oh, and then there was motherhood, so just that little change there! At 40 I finally graduated, gaining a Bachelors degree with the Open University. It is never too late to study, learn, gain qualifications. Now I’m in my forties and I wonder what I’ll do next.
It’s exciting, isn’t it, the prospect of new things, new possibilities?
If you’d told me that I would be where I am now ten years ago I wouldn’t have believed you. I wasn’t even pregnant with Boo then and we’d just returned from a fabulous holiday to California. I was enjoying my work and we were happy. Things are so very different now, but fortunately I am still happy!
It has only been in the last five years or so that I have developed an interest in gardening, and now I can’t imagine being without that pastime. Similarly with snail mail, as I did write as a child but only returned to it as an adult in the last few years. Though my reading, yes, reading has been a lifetime thing! I think that I can safely predict that I will enjoy books for many years to come.
In just the past few weeks, I have started yoga and taken classes on modern calligraphy and mixed media art. All of these things were completely new to me and all of them are fun! It’s making me wonder what else I must try, what else I might enjoy, what else I might be good at.
At 41, I am still considering new career paths. I do enjoy blogging and freelance writing, but who knows that else I might enjoy? I might take up floristry, build an online shop, work in a castle, get back to retail, write a book, become a chocolatier, work in a zoo, who knows?! But then I am happy with the unknown. The unknown doesn’t tend to scare me, it tends to present itself to me as possibilities rather than uncertainties.
I haven’t even thought as far as being in my over 50s, it seems too far away. The Husband and I have made a pact that when we retire, I’ll learn how to play golf and we’ll both take dancing lessons. That’s as far as our plans have got! I just cannot imagine a point where our children are grown up and we have time to spend together all of the time. It seems so unlike our current lives, it’s really hard to picture. I am sure there will be travel, I hope for days of binge watching box-sets and then I want there to be new things, new hobbies, new places to explore.
Who knows what will be? An adventure, though, always an adventure.
What do you fancy learning next? Inspire me!
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