You’re never too old to start something new. You’re never too old to start something again. It’s just the beginning, wherever you are. Life should be a pile of tickets, not a set of barriers. We can do anything, be anything, go anywhere. Our journey doesn’t have to be a straight line – and most likely it won’t be. Just go for it. Live as hard as you can.
Take it one day at a time. Contrary to what we might think, one day is enough. We can take a step further in the direction we’re headed. Or we might choose to change our destination. We can take a breath, re-evaluate, re-energise. We can take a look around and marvel at the world. We can take a moment to look back and see how far we’ve come. We can take any unnecessary burdens off our shoulders. Or we might pick up new treasures to cherish. Every day is a chance to start, end, try, fail, wonder, accomplish, and enjoy. So much can happen in a day. Don’t underestimate them. And most of all, don’t waste them.
Bad days, bad luck, bad feeling. Arguments, loneliness, despair, hopelessness. Plans derailed, relationships crumbling, dreams faltering. Sometimes it just gets to the point where we can no longer climb out of our problems. But this isn’t the end. There’s something better on the horizon. We might have to sleep with our problems for a while; they don’t just vanish overnight. But we have to want better for ourselves. We have to be willing to work for it. We have to understand that life takes time. Keep holding on. When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.