The stage of growth that we go through in life can be so vast and expansive in such a short time. Youth, adolescence, young adulthood, moving from dependance to independence (rebellion) to coexistence with family and your surroundings. How is it that we can grow so quickly and define so much of oneself in such a short amount of time. I have the greatest desire to always be learning. Every dream seems doable because there is so much time. if i don't feel like doing something now i don't dismiss it for life, i just figure when i value it more i will do it.
So many people seem to get caught up on thinking that they missed the chance to do something and unless you wanna be a gymnast in the olympics and your 45 ,then most things one can choose to create at any time.
My disclaimer to all this is i am only 28 and truly see the limitations of lack of experience in life to know any different, but i am happy to hold onto these beliefs of ability at any point in life. The idea serves me now and will hopefully serve me later. That being said i am a massive fad person, i love creating newness and constantly taking on new things. some i stick at and continue to be involved with and others i just enjoy for the moment, (bike riding swimming, running, climbing). All of which come and go in cycles of desire.
So back to my original thought which was in a matter of 2-3 years a child can go from being totally dependant at the age of 9, not knowing how to do anything to creating a sense of identity and certainty in their abilities. And yet is the same growth comparable in someone who goes from 26-29. I would like to think that it is, but there is a difference. At age 10 you are not conscious of creating and refining you identity, your growth is exponential and you dont even have to do anything for this to happen naturally, and at the age of 27 if you are not consciously evolving you end up being stagnant, in who you are and your way of life. At all aspects in life you have to evolve, you have to grow and redefine what is you and what is not. The moment you stop you become stuck in a way of doing something and if you are not growing you are dying.
Choose growth and seek newness, seek experiences that allow you to expand. Instead of saying "oh that is not me", say "i am not sure if that is me or not, i better find out." And the best way to do that is experience.
Experience life. Life is everything and everyone. Life is, Love Infinitely Felt and Expressed.