Thursday, June 21, 2012
One of the most wonderful things about writing is that you can do it at any age, at any stage of your life. You don't have to be a young angsty artist living in New York to write. You don't have to suffer great tragedy at a young age. You don't have to be the weird kid (although I suspect that a lot of us were--still are). You don't have to be popular.
In fact, you don't have to be anything except willing to sit down and do the work. To dream big dreams and then follow them until they come true.
Next month I'll be 42. A few months ago I traded in my contacts for bifocals. I passed "young" a few decades ago. And yet, here I am, still following my dream. Still sitting down and doing this thing called writing. And that's what makes it so wonderful. There is no age limit for writers. No age limit for dreamers.
What is it you want out of life? What do you dream about? Don't let age (whether you're young, in-between, or older) stop you. Dream until your dreams come true.
One day you'll be so happy you did!