You are not too old.



OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERALately I have had a few conversations that have ended with the statement, ‘Oh maybe I am just getting a little old for that.’

Who told you that?

In 2014 my Grandmother turned ninety one and she honestly is the bravest woman I know. Yes she is legally blind but she lives alone in an apartment, she travels an hour every Tuesday for a mosaic class and she went to Bali in August for a holiday.

I asked her ‘Grandma, what was your favourite part of the trip?’ she said with a cheeky grin ‘I had a massage every single day!’.

A quote I read this week inspired me;

breathe

I have found the older I get, the more hesitant I am in trying something new. I thought it would be the other way round, because I thought it would be the older I got the braver I would be. I hoped that I would have learnt that people come and go, life keeps moving on and in the end those things that worried me just don’t really matter any more.

As I gain perspective and chat with friends who are living brave no matter their age I decide that I want to do it a little different. I am determined to start forgetting my age and living the life I want to. Deciding to live in the moment, trusting my journey and taking brave steps towards new and glorious opportunities.

The funny thing about today is this…

You are today the youngest you will ever be and also today you are the oldest you will ever be. So if you think about this moment right now and those dreams you have been putting off because of an age problem, it doesn’t really make any sense.

If you think you are too young for something today…

Maybe you’re not.

If you think you are too old today to start living the life you have always dreamed of…

Who said so?

You are not too old and it is not too late to dive into your increasing depths where life calmly gives out its own secret.

Rainer Rilke

Dream that dream.

Buy that dress.

Throw out that box.

Book that holiday.

Phone that friend.

Let go of that offence.

Date that man.

TODAY.

All my love

Amanda


About Amanda

Amanda Viviers Is an Author, Speaker, Creative Consultant and Novice Mum. Author of three books and she can be found most days at her shack close to the beach writing her fourth. She writes daily at www.amandaviviers.com and has worked in professional musical theatre. She worked on staff at Riverview for 12 years, mostly in the field of Creative Arts. Finalist in the Telstra Young Business Woman of the year and Community Services Award. She has a Bachelor of Arts majoring in History and Literature and studied Musical Theatre at WAPPA. She is a presenter on radio across New Zealand and Australia and is the co-founder of kinwomen; a network created especially for women. Recent Winner of ‘2013 CMA Best Digital Media Project Award’ for her blog Capture life. She is passionate about social justice and in the past has loved supporting children in the slums of Thailand and Indonesia. Wife of Charl and Mum of Maximus and Liberty. She lives a creative life, longing to see people lived inspired.