You’re never too old to set new goals, dream new dreams

September 7, 2022

This is what it felt like.

So I did something the other day.

I made my stage debut. On a real stage. Performing a solo show I wrote, myself.

Well, I performed part of it. There are three parts and I performed the long middle part.

It was a comedy. People laughed.

A lot.

My known-to-be-hard teacher told me I did a really good job. That I really made a connection with the audience. That he was pleased.

I could tell he was a little surprised, too, because, well, it WAS my first time. He had no idea what to expect. Certainly not what he saw.

I loved every minute. The lights hit me and I was off to the races. It wasn’t a perfect performance but it was good.

No stage fright. I think it was because I was so well-rehearsed. I had worked very hard on this all-consuming show. I set new goals and I met them.

My parents featured prominently and, to be honest, in death as in life, my mother was everyone’s favorite character.


I plan to perform another section in December. And then it will take me about a year to shape up the entire show, which is probably about an hour and 20 minutes. And to memorize it. Because THAT was the hardest part for me. And then, I am going to start performing it around. Who knows, maybe in your town.

Yes, I set newer goals.

Oh, did I mention that I am 71?

It’s never too late to set new goals and dream new dreams. And to make them all come true.

I’m living proof.

11 comments on “You’re never too old to set new goals, dream new dreams
  1. Lynda Beth Unkeless says:

    Hi, Carol,
    You are living proof!
    I was there.
    You made us laugh.
    You were calm and composed.
    You delighted the audience!
    What an auspicious beginning!

  2. Laurie Stone says:

    Oh Carol, I think I love you. Anyone who pushes out any boundaries at any age is my absolute hero. Is there a link to your show? Would love to see it.

  3. Shari says:

    I totally agree. Kudos to you! I started taking bass lessons at age 61, and started an online business around that time. There’s still so much to do and learn and experience!

  4. Alana says:

    Congratulations! Comedy is a hard art, so taking it up at any age is to be applauded. We are never too old to learn and to work hard.

  5. Kathleen Canrinus says:

    Fantastic news. I was out of state for this one but hope to make the next. Congratulations on stepping way out of your comfort zone.

  6. Congratulations Carol! That’s quite an accomplishment. A one-woman show can be a scary thing.

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