They say; It’s never too late to learn something new if you want to! I had never realized about this until I got to really learn something really new at my 30s and it works, so I’d proudly confirmed !
Last year, I started learning to swim. All my life before I had wished to see the underwater. I had been to a lot of marine parks, I had seen a lot of beautiful fishes in the tank and at some point I had realized it sad to keep continue like this… I wanted to see them in the ocean, I wanted to know how they are in the ocean far so I decided to really learn to swim. Alex was my instructor (who makes me laugh so easy). He could make a joke about me swimming all the time! I was having some hip-float-over-water for a long time. It was all fun learned to swim with him anyway. And I can swim finally. I’ve been training as much as I can. Exited every time thinking about underwater.
In the middle of last year, I had a chance to encountered the underwater for the first time. Alex and I went to Bali and we did snorkeling at Amed beach for the first time in my life. It was so exited, I saw so many many beautiful fishes alive in the ocean, may beautiful marine creatures, at some point I already went ‘is this real life?’. I did another snorkeling around Bali and now I’m dreaming about diving and I know something like ‘is this f… real life’ is a lot more to come.
And on this Bali trip – I also learned to surf for the first time, am I greedy? I was so frightened when the first wave-laundering sucked me to the bottom of the ocean! I had never known the feeling of being controlled by this powerful nature. Well, I’ve learned really big lesson that we won’t win, we will never win the great nature and what we needed to do is ‘let’s be friends’, right? Surfing made me realized about learning more to understand nature, and I will. And yes, I still suck of surfing but I’m falling in love with it already.
Also at the end of the year, last year, Alex asked me if I want to try snowboarding. The answer is of course YES, always yes! So our lesson began again! At the beginning of the lesson I got my knee injury. We went to the doctor and then doctor said my structure is not good for this sport and told me to give up snowboarding! Whattt? Say it again, give up snowboarding!! I almost heart broken and I thought (Evil one) doctor already too old and has never been snowboarding and then told me to give up?? Haha.. Please forgive me for that evil thought. I didn’t listen to him. I decided to wait until the pain gone and gave it one more try. As I wished, it was getting better and better after I understood more how to ride. I think anyone who snowboarding understand well about what going on at the beginning, we use a lot of our knee and we screw up a lot of things, as long as we don’t give up WE WILL RIDE!
Some of my friends alway say that they are too old to learn something new, specifically sport! But really, trust me it’s never too late to learn as long as you believe you can do it. If you still don’t believe I’ll show you!
Is anyone trying or Has anyone tried to learn something new at ‘someone told me I’m too old for it’? and how it went? Remember, I support you all the way.