It’s not too late

It’s never too late to learn something new or do things differently. However, it’s very easy to feel like it is.

We are told that we need to have things figured out by a certain age and that life looks one way when you’re say, in your 20’s, 30’s, or 40’s.

There’s an unconscious ageism lurking in society and it influences us more than we know.

It was only when I moved across the world that I clearly saw all the limiting beliefs I was holding about what I could or couldn’t do once I had turned 30.

I somehow carried an attachment to labels. I believed I could only be into photography if I had studied it and was a trained photographer, or I could only call myself a dancer if I had pursued it professionally. And now I thought it was too late.

Slowly but surely, I started unraveling these limiting beliefs – mainly because I was meeting all kinds of inspiring people of all ages who were creating and learning new things all the time. I was taken out of my normal context and it sparked so much creativity.

Here are some of the things I did after I turned 30:

Moved to Asia
Went on silent meditation retreats
Studied Thai
Learned to play the ukulele
Joined a tantra workshop
Started singing as a practice
Sold some of my photos
Practiced Qi Gong
Learned to drive a scooter
Went hiking
Took drumming lessons
Facilitated dance meditation
Held workshops on photography & mindfulness
Moved to Spain

I’m not sharing this list to make it about me. I’m sharing it with the intention of inspiring others like people inspired me. Life can be so rich when we keep playing, exploring and learning.

What do you dream of doing but feel it’s too late to accomplish? Let me assure you – it’s not. What is the first step you can take today to get out there and try it? Share in the comments below and let’s inspire each other!

Luise is a mindfulness coach who supports men & women to embody their personal power so they can live a fully expressed, wholehearted and meaningful life. She recently returned to Europe after having lived five years in Thailand, spending more than 4,000 hours immersed in mind and body practices. You can connect with her on her website, on Facebook, and on Instagram where she explores her passion for mindful photography.

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