In August of this year, I woke up to a reality that said to me, “If you want it, you must do it.” For as long as I can remember, all I have ever wanted was to be three things: a wife, a mother, and a writer. I had achieved the first two so I realized that it was time to go for gold. No more waiting. No more worrying. Just doing it.
When I say that I woke up, I don’t mean that in the literal sense. LOL. I mean that an epiphany struck from nowhere, stealing my breath and shaking me awake. I didn’t want to spend my whole life not taking a chance on my dreams just to protect myself from the things that scared me. It would be far worse to be the little old lady in a rocking chair on the front porch mumbling about the what-ifs. Honestly, I was petrified. This possible future scared me far more than taking the actual risk.
I don’t believe in regrets. At all. Nor do I believe in changing the past. Life is a gift that we only get one shot at it. It is for living – not in the past, but in the present. After lots of soul searching, I accepted that this is the only thing that I knew for sure I would regret if I didn’t take the leap. So, I jumped.
Yesterday, I found out that my dreams are coming true. My first story has been accepted for publication by Siren Publishing. WOO-HOO! (Sorry, I couldn't control myself.) Right now, I have very few details because I have known for less than twenty-four hours, but I had to share the awesome news! Hope everyone is having a good week. I’m so excited for Thanksgiving. It is shaping up to be the best holiday season ever!
Just For Good Measure. Wouldn't want you to miss out on a juicy picture.