I turn 65 this year. I started blogging at 62. My first book on giftedness in adults and youth will be released next month (June 2016). You see? It’s never too late.
Granted, I’m not as cute as I used to be. This is particularly noticeable if you look closely at my skin. Who knew skin could sag like that? And I never thought I’d be dependent upon the pharmaceutical industry for the maintenance and functioning of certain body parts. Luckily, I still have excessive amounts of hair. Even though it’s no longer happily auburn in the sun. It’s still there. Curly as ever. Which, in my older years, I’m finally able to appreciate.
It’s never too late to appreciate your gifted self.
I started dancing the Argentine tango when I turned 49. I’m still at it. Not only is dancing good for coordination, balance and neuroplasticity, it’s also a way to be seen, held and admired — at any age.
It’s never too late to dance your gifted self.
My friend and colleague just got her MA in clinical psychology at age 71. She already had a PhD in educational psychology but she wanted to start a counseling practice. And she just joined the blogosphere.
It’s never too late to deepen your gifted self.
An innovative after-school enrichment program opened recently in Eugene and Portland (Oregon). It was started by two creative, insightful women in their 50’s.
It’s never too late to expand your gifted self.
Two girlfriends of mine who’ve raised kids are grieving. Their children are grown and out in the world. Not necessarily remembering to call. Or to mention that they happened to get married on that trip to Mexico. These fabulous moms are no longer the center of their children’s universe. They’re anxiously wondering, what’s next.
Quite a lot is next.
Quite. A. Lot.
This world needs you to be your gifted self. More than ever. So, write your blog. Publish your book. Start your nonprofit. Get your PhD. Start your practice. Open your micro-school. Get therapy. Start your business. Dance your tango. Bring more creativity, sensitivity, empathy, humor, intelligence, intuition, joy and love to the planet.
It’s never too late.
To my bloggEEs: Did you notice the part about my book being released in June? Next month? So exciting! I will let you know when it’s available for purchase. (Your Rainforest Mind: A Guide to the Well-Being of Gifted Adults and Youth — GHF Press.) And please, let us know how you feel about being your gifted self. Do you worry that it’s too late?