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It Is Never too Late to Achieve Success

Military Spouse
September 18, 2014
Written by Kim Bessolo, faculty member, School of Arts and Humanities at American Public University

My best friend recently suggested we should pretend we’ll live to 150. That way, regardless of our age, no one will raise an eyebrow when we talk about starting a new endeavor. I’ve been thinking the same thing. As long as we’re still breathing, why not keep exploring new horizons?
I realized how important it is to take advantage of time, regardless of what lies ahead and behind, when I was on a trip to Hawaii. In the first half of my stay, I was open to adventure. I was curious, and I drank in the sights, sounds, and smells of the islands. I woke up every day with a sense of anticipation, wondering what new adventures were ahead of me; time was a clean slate, to be written anew each day.
I noticed a shift as I passed the halfway point of my trip. A tinge of loss crept into my thoughts as more time was behind than ahead of me. My thoughts drifted to what awaited me at home and my workaday world. That sense of exploration was intruded on by thoughts of my well-worn path. What a colossal waste to turn my back on the possibilities all around me.

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