While we all know that growing older brings a growing awareness of our mortality, it is also an opportunity to shed old roles that never felt authentic and explore dormant wants and dreams. Giving yourself permission to have imaginings about what you want to do or be is an important dimension of life. I have frequently heard clients say that their parents
told them an artistic interest or pursuit they had as a teenager or young adult was foolish and wouldn’t bring them happiness. Now, though, more free from earlier constraints, you can choose to ‘follow your bliss’ as the saying goes.
When you do, even just once, you will have transcended old scripts that will surely bring a smile to your face.