This is something I’ve thought about a lot the last few years. I spent a lot of years wanting to be an interior decorator, yearning to pursue my passion. But I let worries and second guesses and all those things we tell ourselves get in the way.
When I was 35 I thought it was “too late.” Then when I was 40 I thought, “Wow, I wish I would’ve done it when I was 35, now it’s really too late.” I didn’t know how to start, I was intimidated, and I worried what people would think. And on and on until finally, after about a year of blogging about decor and design, I decided to pursue my true passion beyond this page.
I spent 4 years before I started a blog for the same reasons. At times it’s been a hard road; blogging is definitely not the easiest job in the world! But I’m so glad I did it. It has opened up a whole new world to me, given me opportunities I otherwise wouldn’t have had, and brought me satisfaction in ways I hadn’t experienced before. And when I’m decorating, I find such pleasure in helping someone make their home the best it can be. Nothing is better than having someone say they are happy when they walk through their front door.
I don’t pretend to have the answers, and I can’t speak for everyone. But I do think if you have a dream, it’s never “too late.” If it’s what sets your soul on fire, if it’s something you are doing whenever you have a free moment, then that is your calling. At least now, if I fail, I won’t have to spend the rest of my life regretting, or wondering if I could have achieved it, if only I had tried.