Follow Your Dream No Matter How Old You Are. Wise advice, we can’t always do it. When I retired I had the time to do some things I was interested in.
The first thing I did was start volunteering with Habitat for Humanity. I learned so much working alongside people of all ages. I gained experience in working with power tools which gave me the confidence to start building things. I also started working on the Family Services Committee and eventually went from the job site to the office.
Another thing I checked out was the Garden Club and while I enjoyed it, after a while I decided it wasn’t for me.
And with all of that, I went back to my first love, creating, whether it be sewing, drawing, painting and building. Shoppe No. 5 was born. My friend and I opened up a booth and sold our creations. She decided to do a few different things but I kept the booth. And all the while I read blogs and dreamed of becoming a blogger. To blog about my different interests.
Having the blog is so fulfilling and although I devote a lot of time, creating and everything else I love doing it. I am following my dream.
And you are wondering why are you telling me this? My blogger friends and I who are over fifty decided to reach out and talk about what it is like to be over 50 or more.
I can only tell my story but I think I have finally decided what I want to do when I grow up.
I love the challenge of working out what I will do with a piece of furniture, or how I am going to create a project from a drop cloth or what will I do with the thrift store treasure I just found.
To dream of the next project whether it is going to involve sewing, or painting or building. And all the while I am getting my exercise by lifting and hauling. And my mind is getting a work out as well.
I have learned so many new things by having this little blog of mine. I never thought I would learn what I have for the backend of the blog. And learning photography, something I really wanted to get into when I was in art school. And drawing on my writing skills after taking classes so long ago when I was in school.
Have you heard of the saying you are as young as you feel? Well, I really feel so young and alive and I am so grateful I took the leap of faith to follow my dream.
But not only that. I think by having the opportunity to do what you love, at any age if possible and giving back to your community you can’t go wrong. That is what keeps us young.
Follow your dream no matter how old you are. It is only a number and just because you may be close to 50 or over 50, or under 50 it shouldn’t hold you back. And that is my best advice I can give you. Have no regrets.