Believe in Your Right Now: My Monday Tip.
One day, I was sitting on the couch with my husband, thinking about all the things I wanted to do with my life. It was one of those philosophical moments where I wondered, what sort of career would make me happy, since I knew I needed to make a living. I talked about my strengths. I asked him what he thought mine were too, and he always came back to the same answer. He reflected on my ability to write. When we met, I was working on my Master of Education. I remember helping him write a few papers as he was putting himself through college as a part time student in computer programming. Our minds are both creative, he is just able to work much better at physics, and mechanical processes, and all sorts of subjects I could never get. Was it my own mind telling me that? Possibly. Anyway, I remember being so excited to help him with his papers. The thought of thinking, and mapping out an essay was the most amazing rush for me.
I just never thought I could make a living with an English degree. Now here I am, fighting my way to a very big dream. Creative Writing. Mapping out characters, puzzles of action, and scenes to build a picture. So my point for today because I promise, I have one, is this:
Are you doing what you want to do right now? If not, why?
Today. Monday. Here’s what I’m still doing. I’m still waking up early. My latest task being the creation of a really creepy chapter. I’ve been outlining the details for several days. Something about scavenger hunts, ghost stories, and proving whether or not the ghosts are still restless. It’s a difficult chapter to write, especially set in Newport,Oregon, quite a distance from my actual home town. But I know I can do it. I’m not giving up, no matter how much I have to work to get where I need to be. It is competitive, and I know I have to give up a few things to make the time to work on what it is, I really want to get out of life.
My last thought I’m ending with is this…