Dear Son, as your learning accelerates in fifth grade, you know how challenging it can be to score well in every subject. It’s far easier to excel in what you love.
While you are cognizant of Life’s Big Choices because of who your dad is, mostly, these ideas are what 11-year olds could care less about. Remember who you are and what, and why, you’ve been taught.
Mid Life blogging is easy and it’s hard.
Easy because you can choose to do whatever you want. You’re the boss.
Hard because you may not achieve your goal. Assuming you had a goal in mind that led you to blog, not reaching it could be a huge disappointment.
I hope you don’t give up.
Whether you are blogging at mid-life, or getting in shape at mid-life, or even mending some important relationship at mid-life, may you find the strength and courage to keep going.
Life is hard, that’s the conversation I had today with our eight-year old son.
But at eight, it’s really hard to comprehend.
At mid-life, we could all write a book, eh?
You know, I was actually thinking about a comment a speaker made in February at the National Speaker’s Association Winter Conference, here in my “backyard” – Walt Disney World.
He said, “Don’t die with a book in you“.
Words to live by.
And a hard decision to make on what to do with a comment like that.
Good luck and carpe diem, jeff noel 🙂