Ancora Imparo

Leonardo DaVinci and Michelangelo (even at the age of 87) were said to have used the phrase “ancora imparo” often.  The Italian phrase means “I am still learning.”  When I think of such remarkable men, I consider myself in good company, as I too am still learning.  

At the age of 34, I earned a bachelor’s degree.  At 43, I sang at an open mic night for the first time (at the Bluebird Cafe).  At 45, I learned how to ride a motorcycle, I became a certified Zumba instructor, and I began blogging.  At 48, I ran my first 5K.  I’ve learned lots of things before and since, but I am happy to say that the older I get, the more eager I am to learn new things.

I think when we quit learning, we begin stagnating and dying.  And I find myself wondering, “What will I be learning when I am 87?” 


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