On this day last year, I started my blog. It has been a wild ride. I haven't always been faithful to posting (sorry summer of 2011) but I'm getting better. I was going to prepare a 365 word story to celebrate my blogs birthday, alas, it's been a busy week. Instead I leave you with this quote...
“A year from now you will wish you had started today.” -Karen Lamb
Now, I don't know who Karen Lamb is. It doesn't matter, I love these words. It sums up my outlook on life. We are always moving forward. If you don't start your goals today, by tomorrow you've lost the time. Don't think about the past. It doesn't matter what you did or didn't do yesterday. It's today that matters. After awhile these days add up. Before you know it, you've been working at your goal for awhile--and you've accomplished some stuff towards it.
Two years ago, I had a blunt kick start to my writing career. I had been reaching for a goal (not writing related) and I lost it. I was devastated. I had been working towards this goal for two years and it was pulled out from under me. I started to take a look at my life, to see where things were going. I was talking to my husband about all the things I wanted to do with my time on this earth. When I said I wanted to be a writer, he laughed. "You're never going to be a writer if you don't write." That was all I needed. I got right to work. I'm so glad I started writing when I did. I wouldn't be here now if I would have waited. Do I wish I would have started earlier? Of course. But you can only change today, and that's what I did.
So are you going to start tonight? What are you going to do with this coming year? I have some ideas about what I'm going to do with mine. See you on March 13, 2012.