Saturday, April 24, 2010

The next step

Now that I have made this decision, the next question I have for myself is "Now what?"

How do I take the next step? I guess I need to make a list of things to do. My head is overwhelmed with all these thoughts so I think that making this list is the best thing. So here goes...

1. Clean my space. I have so much stuff everywhere that I am drowning in it.
2. Take care of the household chores first so I can do this with an easy consciencious.
3. Organize everything so I can find things more easily.
4. Stop playing Farmville. These games are way too addictive. Like Dr. Phil says "Go outside and plant a real farm!"

Friday, April 23, 2010

A Leap of Faith

A wise person once said "You can't change the past, but the future...well, that's still unwritten."

They were right.

When faced with great obstacles, it takes everything you have to get up in the morning. The good news is that when you're at your lowest, the only place to go from there is up.

The bad news is that you have to make it happen yourself. No one else is going to make it happen for you. I learned that a long time ago.

It takes a great leap of faith to make a change in your life. Courage.

It's not going to be easy. You're still going to be faced with obstacles,challenges and sleepless nights; maybe even a bit of sabotage. You'll feel like everyone is against you. You'll have to defend yourself. Or not.

The bottom's your life. Do what you want to do, and what makes you happy.

The wind from one door closing opens another.

Yes, the wind has been blowing a lot through my house lately, but the one door hasn't completely closed. And the other door is open.

I'm taking the leap.

If you would have told me a month ago that I would be writing a column, starting my own blog and pursuing a career as a freelance writer, I would have laughed at you. But that was the past, and today is the first day of my future.

Here's my reality...I have been writing for a long time. I've just never shared it with anyone, until now.

A dear friend of mine told me recently that she was not surprised that I was writing professionally. She knew that I could do it all along.

I guess deep down inside, I did too.

Thanks for believing in me,

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