Are you ruled by the "have to" or the "want to"?
Everything in my life is "have to". Everything.
Revelation: I swear if I didn't have two people living with me that depended on me to eat, I would quit my job tomorrow, sell my house, go back to school and major in journalism, and get a job in a bookstore.
Fact: I'm only 43 years old. Since when is 43 the end? I cannot live the next 43 years doing something I hate.
Realization: Just because you're good at something doesn't mean that's what you're supposed to do with the rest of your life. I'm great at what I do and it pays really well ... but guess what? I hate it.
I'm going to do something about this. I have to. It's so easy for me to encourage my guy to strike out on his own and do his own thing, and he's doing it successfully. I'm so proud of him. Telling my son to figure out how to make money doing what he loves, comes naturally. Why haven't I been able to encourage myself in the same fashion?
I say that I want to write ... well, how come I'm not writing everyday? The same way I did when I wrote my first novel? Everyday without fail. I can't remember a time when I was more joyful.
I can't allow another year to slip by like this.
Coming soon: The Plan.