I often wonder if I’d have the courage to make a complete change in the direction of my life. Am I too old to start a new career? For most people in my age range, the thought of such a drastic change would be food for a heart attack. By this time I should be settled in my ways – enjoying my senior moments with grace – give up.
Unlike most of those in my generation, I’ve continued to work – out of necessity, but also out of love for what I do. I feel I’ve been blessed being able to do this for the past 35 years and at the same time give back some of the good things that were given to me during my life.
When it comes to making change, I’ve always been a sissy. I like structure. I enjoy staying in the same place – not making waves – feeling safe. On the other hand, I have a sense of adventure that’s hidden deep inside me just dying to wiggle its way out. Maybe it’s time for a change.
I could be a greeter at WalMart. I love being with people. How about finding a cure for cancer or some other hideous disease? I always wanted to join the circus when I was a child. There might be a place for me in social work, brain surgery or professional sports. OK, I’m getting carried away. If I were 30 years younger some of those things might still be possible, but who knows? I might live for another 30 years!
Change isn’t so bad and it’s never to late to start something new. If I’m ever going to do something different it has to be now. I’m going to do it.
Yes, I’ll do it! I’m going to be a rock star!