Still working on learning and being the best I can be, connecting with more people, which is the best part! I really enjoy everyone I meet. OK most everyone I meet...
Sometimes however I feel overwhelmed, sometimes not knowing what the next step or direction I need to proceed in, (I don't have all the answers) yet BAM something happens and 'lo and behold', it seems the solution is pushed right in front of my face. I wonder why didn't I see that last week? Sometimes I find myself growing impatient and I just have to remind myself to move forward, have a little hope, a little faith, and patience... perseverance!
Even though I am making progress and moving forward, and everyday there is always something new to accomplish or rather... more 'stuff' to do and get done, and sometimes a loss or defeat in what was to be accomplished, is thrown in my face. I remember this is my passion, this is a life long 'thing' that has taken over and I am here to grow it, to provide for it, to learn it, to keep it alive. Some days are easier than others. Some people are easier to deal with and others well ...
However I have really taken notice this week, that it is the people around me, everyone, even the circumstances and events...'the good, the bad, and the ugly' ...that really give me strength to overcome those trying times when I am faced one way or another with the obstinate decision to either give up or keep the fire going.
It is truly great to have the support behind me to take on this new direction in literature. I find it exhausting and exhilarating.
"The miracle, or the power, that elevates the few is to be found in their industry, application, and perseverance under the promptings of a brave, determined spirit." -Mark Twain
As a good friend tells me... Life is good!
*Especially after moving onward through the setbacks.*
I just have to remember, give it time to grow, to be great!
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