Bernadette, Joan, and I invite you to join in on our blogging event called The Writer’s Quote Challenge. We are looking for one more host/hostess to join in the fun. So if you would like to pick up the challenge of hosting, just let one of us know.
For this week’s prompt, here’s my offering:
The only place where your dream becomes impossible is in your own thinking. Robert H Schuller
Never let the sun set on those dreams
even in the twilight of your days,
rather, let the moon shine on them,
casting them into beautiful pearls;
for your vintage collection.
I had a conversation last week with a friend who’s clocking 50 next month and during our talk, she expressed some disappointment for not having pursued her academics a bit further.
Now she just feels that she’s too old (especially back home in Nigeria) where she laughingly said that she would probably end up being the grandma of the class of young adults.
I told her that if she really wanted to do so, irrespective of age, she should go ahead and find something suitable to do at her own pace, after all, she’s not in competition with anyone.
Besides, the older she gets the more likely it is that her regrets will grow deeper.
I ruminated over this conversation for several days because as I spoke to her, my mind centered on some aspirations of mine that have been in the cooler for a bit due to family exigencies.
Am I ready to toss them over because I feel that I’m getting too old to go back to school? I don’t think so.
Those dreams that are within our reach should not be left to die irrespective of age because age is simply a convenient and lame excuse.
I look forward to reading your contributions.
© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha