Old Dreamers


This is a note to myself and others like me: underachievers, those with gifts who believe they haven’t fulfilled their potential, those who have been writing a book, play, or dissertation, making a movie, recording a CD, going to a comedy open mic, opening a restaurant, going back to school and haven’t done it yet. We know who we are. I have written about this shit for years: losing weight, writing my one woman show. And I reckon this is just another testament in a long series of promises I have been making to myself for decades. The key is to never give up the dream. The key is action. No, the key is to take action. Can I have a witness?

I am 52 years old and I have struggled with feelings of unfulfilled promise for years. But I am who I am. And I refuse to give up. Not today, because each show that fills me with joy, each effort that I make leads me closer to the goal. I reach out to all of you who feel they are too old to make it happen – as long as you are breathing and able, then it is possible to reach your dream. For every achiever, for every winner there are others drawing upon that energy. Be supportive, be truly happy for the success of others and never stop the hustle. Be positive, don’t look back and let’s make it happen one step at a time.

“We’ve come too far to give up who we are, so let’s raise the bar and our cups to stars.” – Pharrell “Get Lucky”


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