A lot has been up in the air for me lately. This is the time of year that the world prepares to take a break. The cooler weather brings with it a time where all the plants and animals prepare to hunker down and rest for the winter.
While the natural world prepares to shut down I find this is a perfect time to reflect on what is going on in my life. It is a good time to examine where I am, where I want to be and how I can get there.
As things are changing and upheaval seems likely I have to take the time to determine what my next step will be. I have made a lot of changes in the last year and that has lined me up for what I am facing now.
I published my series a little over a year ago. I signed with EBB recently. My day job may no longer exist. It is all up in the air right now and it may turn out to be nothing but it has gotten me to thinking about what I want to do and how I want to proceed.
Do I immediately look for new work? Do I try and use some extra time to do some promoting? Do I try and make this the opportunity to stay home and write full time? So many questions and no clear answers.
We all hit a crossroads in our lives where we have to decide what we are going to do next. Sometimes it is an easy choice. We have to look at the whole picture and try and figure out what is best for not only us but our family too. If it was just me the answer would be so easy to just take the opportunity to live out my dream. Now that I have children and a husband to think of too I have to seriously consider my options.
My family is very supportive and wants me to succeed. So as I reflect on this past year and look ahead into the next one I have to ask, what do I want? What will make me happy?
Life is not meant for us to just get through. It is meant to be lived and enjoyed. Take the time to rest, reflect and decide what it is that you want to do to accomplish what you want to in the next year.
As for me, I will come out on top just like I always do. No matter what I decide to do I will put my all into it and it will work out great for me and my family. As I reflect and we discuss what it best for us I will continue on my journey and will find a way to reach my dreams and continue to do what I love.