How old are you?


More importantly:

How old do you think you are?

We’ve all heard the expression, “You’re as young as you feel.”  Yet, how many of us truly take it to heart? How many of us do not let our age dictate our life choices?

I am 57 years young as I write. And, I often spend time with younger persons – younger in years and younger at heart. This week, their energy reignited in me a desire to dance, to move my body freely, flexibly, joyfully, playfully! They went so far as to suggest I finally respond to my longtime desire to move like a ballerina and take ballet lessons with my friend’s 2 1/2 year old! Really? Yes! Let those beautiful, young spirits encourage more of your own spirit to play, to come alive.

Now, I could have resisted, claimed I was too old to begin ballet. I could have imagined embarrassment (as if 2 1/2 year olds would judge me!!!). But for a lovely moment, I set that aside, let my dream override any perceived limitations or judgments, and committed to contacting the dance studio!

The story is “To be continued …” since the studio only teaches children! I contacted the owner anyway. I wonder, will she consider teaching the “young at heart” alongside the young hearts?

Now, back to you:

How old do you think you are?
How do you let your age limit you?

What would you begin if you didn’t?

2 Replies to “How old are you?”

  1. YOU ROCK! I look forward to hearing what happens with ballet. 🙂 And now pondering – where am I thinking I’m “too old”? I see judgment when I think about business progress: I’m not as far as I “should” be. And that is B.S. I’m exactly where I need to be.

    1. Thanks Robin! We’ll see about ballet – or lyric dance – or 5 Rhythms which has been suggested to me 🙂 As for your business … you are absolutely where you “should” be and it is amazing!

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