Saturday, April 25, 2015

A to Z Challenge: W is for Worth. Is it worth it?

W is for Worth. Is it worth it?

Play it safe of take a risk? I decided to take the risk—and it’s been worth it, every step of the way.
About eight years ago I left a comfortable career to pursue my writing passion. It meant giving up so much in order to learn a new craft. I had to study again like a freshman in college, associate myself in a new circle of people, surrender my mind to endless plot ideas, characterizations, grammatical rules, and creative thinking. I gave up a secure way of life with a steady pay check, all because I had a story to tell. While I am so close to getting the first book published, I often think about what life will be like ten or fifteen years from now—after the series is complete. Will I have wonderful tales of endurance and perseverance to tell? I hope so—I’m keeping a log as I go.

I can’t predict the future, but there’s one thing I do know. If I decided not to take this risk, in ten years I would be ten years older and empty handed. My life is so much richer, so much fuller, all because I decided my story was worth it.

Your story is worth it too. Don’t give up. Take the necessary risks, and make your dream come true.

1 comment:

  1. Great attitude! If you don't learn to play piano now, you still won't know how to play it in 5 years. Ever read anything by Julia Cameron of The Artist's Way books? They have inspired me over and over... Also, her books are usually found at the library. There are also websites for Artist's Way groups - and she defines art very broadly - any creative endeavor that involves putting yourself out there.
    Maui Jungalow


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