when i grow up?

the other day the wife and i are driving somewhere and i asked her what she wanted to be when she grows up and she says…”i’m almost 50! i’m too old for that now.” that kind of caught me off guard. it made me mad AND sad at the same time. why? because i’m not that far behind her at 48.

i personally think  my best is yet to come. i think i haven’t become what i’m going to be when i grow up and that i haven’t quite refined my place in the world yet. so i started thinking how sad it was that someone not yet 50 thinks they are too old to be what it is they want to be in life. hell,someone at 50, 60 or 70…when is the age you’re too old to be what you want to be? as far as i’m concerned, we never get there…

what do you guys think? should we just curl up and keep going through th motions after we hit a certain age? i don’t feel like i’m old AND i certainly don’t think i’m too old to be whatever it is i’m gonna be…