Am I too old for dreams to come true? Has my time passed? Is it over before it's begun?
A reality check for an old broad trying to chase big dreams is the invisibility of age. When you want to be included in conversations, industry events, even a celebration of something you worked hard to help accomplish yet get left out, cancelled on or ignored because, well...you're old! It's like a synonym for invisible, unimportant and disposable. It can happen when you're young, like being picked last for kickball. I remind myself that life is full of moments like these, they just happen more often when you compete with younger people for attention, clients, success, inclusion.
But I think it's like the LA freeway system. There are lots of ways to get where you want to go. Sometimes you miss your offramp or your views are different. Life goes by fast. But I don't always have to take the freeway, I choose the scenic route (with stops for love, romance, great friends and food)!
Time to explore.