Tuesday, May 24, 2011

And then...

What next?  This is a question I've been struggling with for about a year now.  Before then, I just kind of lived in the moment knowing what was coming next.  All my life I knew the next step.  First grade then second then third and on through college.  By the time I graduated from college I knew I was going to get married.  Before I even got married, I knew I was going to have kids.  So now what?

There are no big life milestones in my immediate future.  I'm entering into a phase of my life where I am not planning for any big changes.  I've got 9 years before my oldest goes off to college (or whatever he chooses to do) and 15 before I'm an "empty nester".  Of course I'll be crazy busy being a wife and mother and doing my day job.  But I feel like I'm missing some big thing I'm supposed to be getting ready for, you know?  Like I'm overlooking some major life event.

Guess I'll just have to make my own event.  Like getting a book published some day...


  1. Write, write, write . . . query, query, query! :-)

  2. Don't look over your shoulder. You're right where you're supposed to be. Cherish your family and keep being you. And like Shannon mentioned, "Write and query."

  3. Enjoy your family and being a mom - it goes by so fast (my eldest is starting college in September, and I have only 4 years to go before being an empty nester so I know whereof I speak!)

    That said, you do need your own personal goals. You're a talented writer, so keep up the good work, and as Shannon said, write, write, write, query, query, query, and I bet it will happen for you :)

  4. Don't waste a minute, don't wish away a single minute. Make your own major event! Great blog.

  5. Going back to school always worked for me. But I like your suggestion of getting a book published. Go for it!

  6. Surely this is the most exciting part, enjoying the moment and not knowing what's coming next

    Enjoy your days, enjoy the anticipation of what might be around the corner and, to echo everyone else, keep writing - you are so good at it!!! :)