Can you teach an old dog new tricks? Darn right you can.
Our kids were in a white water kayaking camp this week. On Monday, neither had been in a white water boat. By Friday, both were manoevering through rapids, in [quasi] control and completely [almost] unafraid of the churning water around them.
It was inspirational to see how quickly an amazing and exciting new skill could be acquired if you are willing to through yourself into it.
As my wife and I saw them progress through the week, it made us think about how fun it is to learn new things or acquire new skills. It also made us realize how rare it is for people to do this late run life.
So… a challenge. Learn or do something completely new. Either come up with something you want to learn and try to master it. Or choose an activity you have always been a little admiring or envious of when you saw someone else do, and learn it.
I have rented my kayak for next weekend… see you in the water.