Thursday, March 10, 2011

Lent for the Rest of Us Day 1: Go For It

I don't know where I first heard this story, but it is pretty much my all-time favorite and I frequently quote it to friends who are trying to make a decision, get out of a rut, go for something. After a couple of clicks, I found out it came from a Dear Abby column years ago. It makes perfect sense out of seemingly impossible goals or dreams. It applies as easily to a cooking class or move across the country. A lifelong dream or skydiving whim. Whether you're 20 or 62, it's simply never too late. 


DEAR ABBY: I am a 36-year-old college dropout whose lifelong ambition was to be a physician. I have a very good job selling pharmaceutical supplies, but my heart is still in the practice of medicine. I do volunteer work at the local hospital on my time off, and people tell me I would have made a wonderful doctor.

If I go back to college and get my degree, then go to medical school, do my internship and finally get into the actual practice of medicine, it will take me seven years! But, Abby, in seven years I will be 43 years old. What do you think? -- UNFULFILLED IN PHILLY

DEAR UNFULFILLED: And how old will you be in seven years if you don't go to medical school?


Another day, another story,
Em

1 comment:

Jo's Health Corner said...

It is a good story. My husband and I have to make some decisions the next few weeks so this story was very appropriate and at the right time..

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