January 17


*Is* It Too Late?

My mother in law, Pam’s mother has had some cognitive challenges in the last couple of years that seemed to reach a breaking point a few months ago.

She was forgetful. She was distracted. Some of the things she used to enjoy, she had little interest in. It was weird.

Some of this is normal. She’s 79 and has been retired for a while now and like most things about our bodies, if you don’t lose it, you lose it. This goes for your physical body and your mind as well.

Unfortunately, this decline led her to having to live between our home and my sister’s-in-law home. One morning, after going to her room to get dressed, my SIL found her mother instead pondering her life.

She felt her decline, both cognitively and physically, and she wasn’t quite ready to give in. She said she had hoped to have traveled more.

She actually has traveled quite a bit but there’s always more for someone with wanderlust. She wants to go to Greece.

Good News

The good news is that it has been discovered that many of her cognitive struggles were the result of a fall she had had several years ago, and are in the process of being rectified via a simple procedure that is already showing very positive early returns.

Greece, here she comes. At 79, she has plenty of good years ahead of her. It’s never too late.

Remember, It's Never Too Late

When it comes to dating (and many other areas in our lives), we have to remember the same thing: It’s never too late.

Yeah, dating has gotten really complicated, or so it would seem. We’ve taken something that used to be as simple as running into someone in a bar or restaurant or work or wherever, hitting it off, and living happily ever after.

Now, it seems to involve logging into somewhere, trying to sort through the fact from the fiction, and sometimes still guessing wrong, and ending up with a naked woman stalking our homes in the middle of the night.

And then, especially as we get older, there’s that nagging sense of that it’s too late or we question if we really have the energy to go through it all. I mean, do I really want to be chasing naked women down my street at 1 a.m. when I’m 50? Is this a younger woman’s game now?

The Answer

Nope, it’s not.

As long as it’s what you want, it’s never too late.

Remember that, when you’re having those thoughts, there are at least thousands of other women wondering the same thing. And as long as there are – and there always will be – you’ve got time to find the one of those thousands (and possibly millions).

So, slow down, breathe, take in the dating landscape – gag at it if you need to. And remember that there’s no rush. You’ve got plenty of time.

Share below: What are your thoughts on having time?


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