First of all another major goal of mine has been accomplished in early July of this year. I was awarded my second black belt, this time in Combat Hapkido! It took four years of training but it was well worth the hard work and many injuries involved. Now, I am in pursuit of my 2nd Dan in Aikido and Combat Hapikdo. I intend to pursue my third black belt soon. I am trying to decided which martial art to take on next, it might be Judo!
It seems I have always been a late bloomer. Well, maybe not in all things but in accomplishing some goals I have just now began a phase of my life where I feel like I need to get things done before it's too late. My first Black belt in Aikido came at age 51. I did not discover I could really sing until I was in my 40's and now I am in my first Praise Band at 52 as well as now singing tenor in choir after several years as a bass/baritone. I starting playing the guitar seriously at about age 47. I bought my first Mustang at age 45, (got my second one about a month ago!) I was Baptized about in my late forties too. See the pattern?
I guess my point is you are never too old to fulfill your dreams and it's never too late to start pursuing a dream or a desire you have always had. I still have things I want to do and see before I move on to eternity. I have a secret desire to audition for America's got talent! I meant to last time they were here but it got past me before I realized they had come and gone... I have also always wanted to be ripped. Yeah maybe it's silly but hey it's my life and my body, I want to achieve this goal before I die and I have taken on a one year fitness challenge to make it happen! Here's a pic of a 60 year old I ran across on the web, his name is Mark Sisson. He's ripped and looks good but he has an advantage, he was a triathlete when he was younger and he has managed to stay in top condition.
I am starting this journey from a different place altogether...
What is it you want to do? Do you have a bucket list?
I have done allot in my life, traveled to many places, met interesting people, accomplished many goals but it seems there is so much more. Truly, I say that pleasing GOD is my ultimate goal. Meeting Jesus Christ is my number ONE objective but I can wait, it does not have to be today or tomorrow. If I have ten or twenty or even thirty more years here on earth, I want to see what else I can do before I go. Let's see, win the lottery? Build my dream Cabin? Travel to Europe, Japan, Australia? There is much, much more to do!!!
What will you do to follow your dream?