But then my husband gave me this article - "This List Proves You're Never Too Old to Do Something Amazing" (Business Insider, March 2014.) I was blown away by what people have accomplished at all ages and stages of life! Here are a few of my favorites:
At age 39 - Sharon Sites Adams became the first woman to sail alone across the Pacific Ocean.
At age 40 - Hank Aaron hit his 715th home run.
At age 47 - Kent Couch attached 105 helium balloons to a lawn chair and flew 193 miles.
At age 49 - Julia Child published her book, Mastering the Art of French Cooking.
At age 57 - Frank Dobesh competed in his first 100-mile bicycle ride - exactly 10 years after he was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor.
At age 75 - cancer survivor Barbara Hillary became one of the oldest people, and the first black woman, to reach the North Pole.
At age 92 - Paul Spangler finished his 14th marathon.
At age 96 - Harry Bernstein published his first book, The Invisible Wall, three years after he started writing to cope with loneliness after his wife of 70 years, Ruby, passed away.
At age 100 - Frank Scherer seems to be the oldest active water skier in the world.
Boy, does this list snap me out of my pitiful little pity party! What have you put off doing because you think you're too old? Anyone on this list particularly inspiring? Do you personally know people like this?
I've got lots of living yet to do…and so do you!