I think I might be a good example of this. After working in the real estate industry for decades I did a complete about face and, at the tender young age of 65, I became a minister. Yes, a minister.
I have always wanted to be of service in one form or another. That is why I stayed in real estate for so long. I wanted to help people realize their dreams of home ownership; to guide them in their important decisions and to make achieving their dreams an easy, joyful experience. I loved every minute of it and made some very good, enduring friendships along the way.
But I felt it was time to move on. So, with the support of my family I embarked on this ministerial path. I felt being a minister was more in tune with what I felt in my heart. I'm a very spiritual person to begin with. So, now I can focus on helping more people - not just homeowners or home seekers.
Part of this new path is training my dog, Lola, to be a therapy dog. It is my hope that I can take her to senior's residences, hospitals, schools and wherever a loving dog is needed. It has been my biggest challenge so far. While Lola is a sweet, loving personality, she is also a stubborn and very smart little canine. The key is consistency, and I guess that is what I have to learn. But like all learning opportunities, I welcome this challenge as my "doing something for the first time".
I will keep you posted along this learning path with Lola so you can see the progress. It will also be a good reminder for me how far we've come. So, stay tuned.