How can you be passionate at 91?
My writing frequency has been erratic lately. The aching eyes and double vision frightened me a bit.It's difficult enough occupying time when there is so much of it when living alone.
The other obstacle is motivation. That can be a problem at any age but in advanced years there is the dangerous thought lurking in the background of - what is the point!
It only requires a setback like my eye worry to bring that thought to the fore.
I was reading a motivational article this morning saying that to really succeed you need to be passionate about something.That is true. I think back to my early days in business in 1972 and remember how enthusiastic I was about natural foods and remedies.
I still believe in that,but the thrust, the drive the passion has been blunted by age.
So what can I be passionate about ? It's not something you can manufacture,or acquire to order. I know - I'll be passionate about gardening today - You can't it's either there or it isn't.
I know there are many of my age and older who still retain enthusiasm for a hobby or interest,but after 30 plus years in the Health Food business,and still living by the principles, I wanted a change.To find a new interest. I tried a few things but the important ingredient was lacking - passion!
With the thought that I must restrict my time writing at the computer screen ,I was intrigued to read that it could be opportune because readers attention span is lessening.They are bombarded with so much information on their Smart phones and every other which way,it is becoming increasingly difficult to attract and hold interest.
I'm considering communicating with Memes. They would appear to meet the public's reducing attention to what is written in favor of what is pictured, and will lessen my time staring at this screen.
I'll try a couple today. I loved the dogs that I had.But it wouldn't be fair to have another one.My last one, Charlie a lovely CavalierKing Charles was a marvellous dog.So intelligent.I'll also help my grandson with his dog website.
Getting ideas and cheering up already.
I think this facebook video clip is wonderful.The gentle prodding by the dog - err excuse me lovely cat,sorry to bother you but that is my food bowl.Come on now.Do you mind.Now I'm a patient dog - but.......
If the video doesn't open.Click the link.It is funny and well worth seeing the well brought up dog!