Is there such a thing as “too old”? I mean yes – maybe taking health/physical factors into consideration for certain activities – but even then, that’s a maybe.
I keep hearing people say “I’m too old” for _______, and it makes me laugh. I guess I hear this more now since I too am getting “older” but I never consider my age when I decide to do something, or learn something new. I might be “too old for this nonsense” when it comes to dealing with frustrating people or situations … but other than that – bring it on!
I am never “too old” to have fun or be childish. I am never “too old” to learn a new skill or take a class, even if that classroom is filled with people younger than myself. I am never “too old” to wear what I want, have my hair styled a certain way, or present myself as exactly who I am. I am never “too old” to be sexual, sexy or sexually active. I am never “too old” to strengthen myself or focus on a new aspect of my fitness and health. I am never “too old” to be vulnerable or change my mind.
On the flip side of that – I am exactly old enough to allow myself some damn peace!
I am exactly old enough to stay in on a Friday night without judgement from others, or myself. I am exactly old enough to decide I want to read a book in silence rather than go to a club/bar, or even watch tv. I am exactly old enough to enjoy cross-stitching, crotchet, knitting or other hobbies. I am exactly old enough to politely decline anything that I don’t feel serves my best interest.
What do you think? Is there something you’ve put off because you wrote yourself off as “too old” before you even tried?