Four years ago, I had no idea my writing life would turn into a full-time job. It doesn’t feel like a job because I love it so much. Writing is one of those things I’ve wanted to do since I wrote my first puppet play at the age of ten. Some years I make money and some I don’t. This last year was one of the “don’ts”. I lost both my parents in fourteen months, my daughter gave birth to twins and we moved (at least half the time) to Oklahoma.
Those occasions left me exhausted and off track for most of the year. Traveling in opposite directions to attend to family matters gave me plenty of time to reflect and evaluate myself, my future and my own spirituality. But at the end I found myself refreshed, and full of expectation for the future.
Some people look at life’s obstacles and see a kind of contract for defeat. My mother always saw the glass half full and I want to be just like that as I age. She was legally blind, suffered from a lung disorder and couldn’t hear it thunder without her hearing aids. But she would tell me, “I’m just thrilled I can do what I do.” My brother and I would laugh and say she was a tough old girl. She grew up dirt poor, had little education and no special training. But she made lemonade out of lemons. I was so proud of her.
This coming year I want to embrace me, the me that likes to sing, write, garden and hold babies. The thought of traveling to new places, meeting interesting people and reading strange books tempt me. I want to fill my notebooks with words that inspire my readers to love the life they have and try new things. Will I be on the USA Best Seller List? Maybe! I intend to work toward that and enjoy every minute. The world is a rich environment for writers and I intend to take advantage of opportunities which cross my path.
I hope you’ll tag along with me and enjoy the ride. Life is so exciting. We are blessed in this country to explore our options. Don’t let yours escape before you can touch them. Be inspired!
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