Have you ever wanted to do something but just didn’t? Like bungee jumping, taking a course, getting a tattoo, visiting a country, reconnecting with an old friend or family member. If you think it’s too late, I’m here to tell you, it’s never too late.
I recently started thinking about this because in my 42nd year of life, I’ve been doing things that I never thought I would. This year, after having it on my mind for a long time, I decided to go back to school. I realized that over time, my passions and motivations had changed and that there was something else I wanted to do. Part of me held back for a while because I thought it was so late in life to be starting something totally new and that maybe it was too late. But, I’ve realized, it’s never too late.
I also did something that I’ve been wanting to for the last 22 years. I remember being 19 years old and trying on a faux nose ring and thinking, I love this! But I never took the plunge. Either I was too scared, or had excuses like it would be unprofessional for my career choice etc. Then, 22 years later, I did it. Yes, I was nervous and those same excuses came into my head, but I still did it! And you know what, I am so happy and I absolutely love it! I didn’t feel regret that I had waited so long to get my nose pierced. Instead I felt happy and proud that I did something that I wanted to. Again, it’s never too late.
What is something you have always wanted to do, try, learn or experience but maybe something, someone or a situation is holding you back?
What do you think is holding you back from doing it? You’re not alone if you have thoughts like:
– I’m too old
– It’s too late to do that now
– I should have done it when I was younger
– What will people think?
– I feel silly
But when it comes down to it, it’s your life. If you really love something, want to do something, are passionate about something or you’ve been wanting to do it for a long time, then take the plunge! Remember it’s NEVER too late. Life is so short, so do the things you want to, make yourself happy, create amazing memories, connect with others and have those experiences. It’s only one life you get to live, why not make it the best one?!