It’s Never Too Late
A few things have changed since I first posted this last year, I’ve aged another year, lost my full-time job and have gained some weight, however I still believe the same message!
Are we really that knowledgeable as baby boomers? Don’t you think we are wise beyond our years? Didn’t we live through the tumultuous 60′s? Baby boomers make up approximately 26% of the population. We are here to stay. We are still cool. I still think of myself as the quintessential flower power child. I still listen to the Beatles, Rolling Stones, and drive a 2002 VW Beetle (albeit its not a ’68 Bug, but at least it’s still a Volkswagen). I almost went to Woodstock (I know almost only counts in horseshoes). I will never get over the fact that I am old (but I do have dinner on Fridays at 5:00). I am not ready for Medicare (yet I only have 7 years until I am eligible). I still work full time (and buy that lottery ticket every week hoping to strike it rich one day). I guess I am an average 58-year-old dreamer. Ever since I was 12 I wanted to be a tour guide at the Museum of Natural History in New York (I even wrote to them and asked if I could apply). They did respond to my query and politely stated I should study hard at school and keep up my ambitious aspiration of becoming a paleontologist one day. I will never work at the museum, but I will always remember that image of me with a group of children explaining about the bones of Triceratops. I never envisioned that I would be an overweight person when I was 12 (but it occurred quite harmlessly). I never surmised I would be older when I was 12 (well, here I am). Is it too late for you to become what you might have been? Do you have the drive and ambition to be what you might have been? Don’t give up on your dreams and schemes (only give up those visions of failure). Visualize yourself when you were 12 (are you living your fantasy?). Keep healthy and fit my groovy friends!