Sunday, August 8, 2010

It Is Never Too Late

Have you ever wanted to try something new, or wanted to return to an activity you used to participate in but feel you have been left too far behind?

Perhaps you used to paint, but feel that too much time has gone by and now you are rusty. Or you'd like to go back to school but don't even know where to start and don't want to be the oldest one in the class. Maybe you used to play the violin and would love to take it up again but have completely forgotten the fingering for first position. Even if you have never tried any of these but simply want to start and feel intimidated, there is one thing to remember:

It is never too late.

The quest for knowledge is lifelong. Trust me even the most famous of painters, violinists, lauded professors, all of them have more to learn if they give themselves the chance and permission.

The same applies to you. Never be afraid of starting out or restarting from the beginning. Most of the time it is in these beginning times that you have the most amount of fun practicing and learning new things.

Think about it this way, if you find painting fun then you will probably find learning about painting to also be fun. The first year of classes you take will teach you more techniques than your second, third, or fourth year will. You have more ground to cover in the beginning and so much more fun to have.

So jump in, have fun, learn something new or relearn something old. You will be better off for it and the world gains that much more beauty through your knowledge, art and music.

Grant Virtue

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