When we’re young, we certainly feel like we have all the time in the world. Just starting out. No cares. No worries.
As we grow wiser, aka, older, we begin to see life in a different way. The limitations and the obstructions. All sorts of thing stop us from the dreams of our youth.
So the 50, 60, or 70 year old who always wanted to write a book, gives up.
Whispers slither through our minds: “You can’t do it. You’re too old.” “Not possible, your best years are behind you.” “Nuh-uh. What will people think? That you’ve lost your mind?”
So what’s left to do?
Sit on the porch in a rocker and wait for the end? Drink your prune juice and tuck the lap robe a tad tighter? I don’t think so. Join me on a journey of the Second Time Around:
--Colonel Sanders was 65 when he started KFC as was Laura Ingalls Wilder when she began the Little House series.
--Golda Meir became the 4th prime minister of Israel at 70.
--At 71, Katsusuke Yanagisawa, a retired Japanese schoolteacher, became the oldest person to climb Mt. Everest.
--At 77, John Glenn became the oldest person to go into space.
--At 79, Winston Churchill received the Nobel Prize for Literature.
--At 85, Theodor Mommsen became the oldest person to receive a Nobel Prize in Literature.
--At 94, George Bernard Shaw was working on his last play, Why She Would Not.
--Grandma Moses got her last commission as an artist when she was 99.
And here you are, wondering if you are capable of writing a novel!
You certainly can. You have all the time in the world. And you don’t have the limitations of youth who have yet to pull on the richness of life experiences! You’ve been there; done that. Now sit yourself down and write that novel.
Yesiree! You’ve got all the time in the world.