Have you ever had a goal that you wanted to reach so bad that when you finally do it feels so surreal and unbelievable? I became a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. It was a long time coming and a dream realized. When I told people that I joined a sorority (at my age) many of my friends immediately understood and some of my friends and coworkers were completely confused. I had to explain that Black Greek Organizations have alumni chapter's and they do amazing work in the community. I want to help and be involved and make a difference.
I believe there is no age limit on following your dreams. Two years ago my mom graduated from law school at the age of 50. I am unbelievably proud of her. My mom packed up her life, sold her house and moved to the East Coast to attend Law School. I think it is hard to leave a successful career with one child in college, move to a state you've never been to before, compete with classmates who are the same age as your eldest child. It was a incredibly hard and challenging but when she walked across that stage and was hooded by her mentor, it was all worthwhile.
It may be silly to say but.... I want to remind everyone that is it NEVER too late to follow you dream no matter how small or big. It is never to late to have lofty dreams. It is my dream to go to Italy and buy a villa (a la Under the Tuscan Sun). It may be silly but it's my dream and I'm going to try my hardest to make it happen.