Life begins at …

I was reading over an old post at Creating Passionate Users and ran across this quote from Doc Searls:

“Nearly all of what I’m known for I’ve done since I was fifty.”

Being past the 50 mark myself, I had to stop to think whether or not I could say the same. Not that I would even dream of putting myself in the same category as Doc, but I think that the same is pretty well true of me. In the last 6 years I have changed tremendously, grown tremendously. I have done things I would never have imagined I could / would do.

Another big milestone for me was 30. The change then was more personal and private but even more amazing. I literally became a different person. (I like to think a better one, too.)

Life is about change. It doesn’t have to stop. It shouldn’t stop. If we’re lucky and work hard, the change can be positive growth rather than just getting older. It is exciting to think about what the future may hold. I wonder what I will learn once I am 60, 70 and beyond. Life doesn’t begin at any particular age; it begins again each day. As Kathy said in her post,

It’s never too late to be creative. It’s never too late to make a difference. … And remember the quote from the 90-something woman who, when asked about her regrets said, “If I’d known I was going to live this long, I’d have taken up the violin at 60. I’d have been playing for almost 40 years by now…”

One thought on “Life begins at …

  1. I’ve been thinking along these lines for the past few months –my fiftieth birthday being six months away. Thanks for posting this. And nice new skin!

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