Dixie Darr

In creativity, Learning on April 30, 2007 at 11:57 am

The Creative Age

“The really frightening thing about middle age is the knowledge that you’ll grow out of it. ” Doris Day

Did you hear about the 95-year old woman graduating from Fort Hays State University next month? She will be come the oldest college graduate, breaking the previous record of a 90-year old woman.

I love these stories that prove you’re never too old to follow your dreams. Okay, so if you’re 55 and your dream is to become the next Pussycat Doll or L.A. Laker, that probably is not going to happen, but your could become part of a singing or dancing troupe or join a senior basketball team.

The truth is that your dreams don’t go away as you get older. Sometimes they come back stronger than ever. Middle age is the time when many people finally sign up for piano lessons or a Spanish class or a painting workshop. Maybe it’s because they have more time or more discretionary funds now that their children are grown and gone. Or may it’s because they realize that their time on earth is limited. As one group of over-60 women said at a recent luncheon, “It’s now or never.”

©2007 Dixie Darr. All rights reserved

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