Friday, April 17, 2015

O is for Old


"You are never too OLD to set another goal or to dream a new dream." ~ C. S. Lewis

While all of the quotes I've used in my challenge posts are favorites, this one is right up near the top in terms of being inspirational to me. It's safe to say I got a late start with writing and there are times I still feel like I waited too long and I'm too old. I scold myself for not starting earlier. Mr. Lewis' words are nice to have around during those times.

Happy Friday and weekend, all!

22 comments:

  1. I got a late start as well. Think of it as we waited until we were more experienced and wise.

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  2. I started early, but my ultimate goal has been very long term - I would like to win the Booker Prize when I am 56 :-)

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  3. Beautiful quote and picture! I think sometimes when we start things later in life we do it with more passion. We have consciously chosen to do it, but starting out young we tend to get burned out or frustrated and then just wander.

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  4. I don't think it matters how old you are when a dream strikes you. If it's something you want to do, then you should do it!

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  5. Great quote. There's no such thing as being too old, or too young either. If it feels right, go for it!

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  6. I've always loved this quote. It's so empowering. :)

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  7. Hi, Julie,

    I KNOW EXACTLY how you feel! I started late too and I am still not published yet, but soon I hope. But as long as we keep and open mind and continue to dream, learn, and hope, we will accomplish our goals and DREAMS....

    Change is so good for the soul at any age.....

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  8. Hi,
    This is an extremely powerful quote and I love it..
    Visiting from A to Z Blog Challenge.
    Shalom,
    Patricia at Everything Must Change

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  9. So true! What a great thing to remember!

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  10. As I'm old, well past three score and ten, I can relate to this. If only I was fit enough to realise some of the dreams.

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  11. Very enpowering! My very-old grandmother continued writing even up to the last year of her life.

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  12. I know exactly how you feel. But look at all you've accomplished. You're doing fantastic! I'm so proud of you for how hard you worked even when there were troubling times. You rock, Julie - keep it up!

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  13. You and me both, on starting late, but work and raising kids took over and I don't regret that one bit. And look at you now...you've done a lot! I really like C.S. Lewis' quote. I couldn't have said it better!
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  14. I sometimes feel like I got a late start on this writing thing too, but then I think I needed that time to grow as a person to become the writer I am today.

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  15. Yes, I needed this one. There are times when I meet these uber-talented writers who are in their teens and twenties, and I think . . . oh no, I waited too long.

    But Lewis had it right. :)

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  16. Gorgeous photo! Never too old to dream a new dream! Love it!

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  17. Yeah, now that is a great quote to start the weekend!

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  18. Oh gosh you are not old! Grandma Moses was into her 80's or something like that when she started painting. Sydney Greenstreet's first role was in "The Maltese Falcon" (big fat guy) and he was something like 62 or whatever. My dad was 51 when I was born and they started the sawmill business when he was 52! If you can think, you are not old:) Love the quote!

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  19. So true. Similar to this one: "The best time to plant an oak tree was twenty years ago. The second best time is now."

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  20. Great quote - and I feel the same way about getting serious with my writing - should have done so way sooner! But you are doing amazing things, and that quote along with the evidence of your publications is proof that you're definitely not too old :)

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  21. So true. Challenging yourself keeps you young and the more your test your brain by trying new things the better your chance to fight of Alzheimers.

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  22. Hi Julie - great words and thoughts here - we start when we're ready to get going. The most important thing is - you're enjoying what you're doing and it shows with the books you've written ... and good luck with those goals - you'll succeed with them all - cheers Hilary

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