It's never to late to get started


I think one of the biggest lies we tell ourselves as adults is that we've left it too late. That we've missed the deadline. That we're too old to get started with something new. I do it all the time. In fact I almost didn't start this blog because I'd convinced myself that no one read blogs anymore and I was way too far behind the curve to even bother trying. And yet here I am, 18 months later, with new friends and experiences and memories that I would never have had if I hadn't published that first post.

I've heard friends talk about how they'd love to change career paths and train as something new, but how it's too late now they have five or six years of experience under their belt. It's kind of crazy when you think about the fact that we'll all be working for at least another forty years - what's five years in the grand scheme of things?! My mum has just changed jobs after 31 years of working for the same company and I have never seen her be more passionate about her career. Change is good. Learning new things is good.

The truth is, it's never too late to get started. We're never too old to learn. We humans are wired to adapt and trying new things makes us happy. I'm starting to realise that whether you choose to do the thing or not, the time still passes, and you'll only end up jealous of the people who seized the day and cracked on with it.

I think we could all do with approaching life with the same attitude as we did when we were teenagers. Harness that feeling that you can do anything, that the options are all still open. Because when you think about it, they are really. We have so much life still ahead of us that it seems crazy to pigeon hole ourselves too soon. Crack on with whatever it is you've been daydreaming about, regardless of whether you think it's too late or not.

Because really, the only time it's too late to get started is when you're dead. And I'm fairly certain that when the time rolls around, you'll only ever regret the things that you didn't do.