I really have felt inspired to write lately. Here's the thing or things, if you will, where is the time? I do miss the few days I actually got to make my own schedule and do as I pleased with my time. It really was glorious. I would never give back those few precious months. I did what I wanted. I spent time alone, time with friends and, most importantly, time with my son. Those were days that will never come again and can never be replaced. It makes my adrenaline soar to think back on that last summer. Do you know what the coolest thing is? I have a new motivation. I have a new dream and now I am full of hope.
Have you ever been in a dark place and not realized it until it was a memory? I think back on the several years that I really thought I was advancing. I thought I had a plan, a goal. Did I? Apparently not. So, here I sit now. I finally have a grip on what life has brought me to this time. I have a consistent schedule. There are consistent demands of my time. Is it a dream come true? No, not really. I won't complain though. I was afforded a memory that I now dream of becoming permanent. There is nothing I want more in my life now than to be independent of constraint.
As you all must be aware, I did write a book in my previously granted "free" time. I got word from the publisher at the end of last week, that the pre-order shipment is headed to me for signatures. Then, I got an email from the marketing and promotions team. I have a lot of work to do now! I heard that the real work doesn't start until after the book is written. I really had no idea. I have so much to do. So, now I'm back at work full-time, working on my MBA, being a Mom, living life and now I have this part-time job of working on my book promotions! Haha. It is great. I am living life to the fullest. Now I just need to get to work on the rest of the books I have planned to make this a real series.
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Something else cool that I recently realized about myself is that I do think in pictures. I know, kind of weird. I realized this when my four year old was drawing and he told me he was writing a story. A light bulb went off in my head... I thought, "Oh wow. I do the same thing!" The difference is that I know how to write the words that populate with the pictures and he isn't quite there. I guess this capability I have discovered in myself is where my creativity lies. People have told me I'm creative. I have tried so many different avenues to prove my creative ability. I've drawn, scrapbooked, made jewelry and I have at least tried a dozen or more arts and crafts related things and absolutely nothing turns out the way I envisioned. I actually started to think that I have no creativity. Then, I remembered that writing is an art as well. I can crank out some words now. School has been such an easy task for me. While some people struggle to spit out a paragraph or two, I can crank out pages without even thinking twice. Most of the time I don't even proof very well. If I didn't get a red squiggly line under a word, there must not be any mistakes. I managed to write my entire first draft of a book, for the love of heaven, in about two weeks. Any way. My point here is, discover yourself! I do believe that everyone has something that they can do that is creative. Some people are good with make up while others can put together a stellar living room ensemble. Have you figured out what you are good at? There is something so gratifying about doing something and just knowing that you did it well. Go on, give it a try!
As you may know, I can go on and on. I'll leave you now but not for long! Keep dreaming and stay tuned....