I have been using this expression in my recent posts and some of you might wonder what I mean by OLD. Well, I guess it is an acronym for Outlasted Life’s Dreams (OLD). When we are young we have lots of dreams, goals, wishes, futures ahead of us just for the making. When we get older we might not have as many. I find circumstances have left me in a situation in which I have to create my new dreams, goals, and future alone.
I have no close family and all of my friends live in other cities. I “speak” to them often and they are usually encouraging about my life. However, there are and have been some nay-sayers in my recent history. I have been discouraged about foraging ahead with my future. This negative attitude creates a very strong feeling of being OLD.
I have had ideas about new businesses – they said no one would use my services. I have had ideas about this web site – they said that no one would be interested. Maybe this is so, but please do not discourage me from trying to live a dream. I need new dreams or I will give in to being OLD.
OLD is Ourlasted Life’s Dreams.
On another note, let's keep remembering on this day and all others hence the wonderful people who died 11 years ago today and who will never get the chance to deal with becoming OLD naturally. Their lives and dreams were destroyed on 9/11/2001. How sad it makes me.