Welcome back! I was hoping to showcase a talented artist this evening, but unfortunately, have not gotten all the information needed from this artist to do him justice. So, I will have to postpone this showcase artist for a later date. With a last-minute change in plans, I pondered over what to blog about. Then I thought about how things have unexpectedly changed in my life, how things didn’t exactly go the way I had hoped they would but how years later, it turned out to be the reason why I traveled down the road that led me to where I am today. It’s funny how life can be a roller coaster of emotions, a constant changing of directions on where one plans to go but end up somewhere else and sometimes their plans come full circle. Let me give you an example. I was talking with my daughter the other day and told her while I felt like I was lead into nursing because of my experiences with my sister being in the hospital, I had also always loved to write. At one time, I wanted to be a writer/journalist. With much persuasion from my mom and sister, I eventually went into nursing. While I have never regretted becoming a nurse, I never could quite let go of the part of me that loves to write. It took until I was almost 36 years old to get back into writing when I started my story nights with my son George. Thinking back, I don’t think I was mature enough in my twenties, to the write the story I have because The Wish is a culmination of experiences in my life, the main character is a combination of my oldest son and youngest son, and the character Maggie has the same emotions I have as both a wife and as a mother. None of this would have been possible without my life experiences. It really is amazing how one’s life goes down a path, but it sometimes comes full circle.
I love the idea of now being able to share my love for writing with my family and with others. I love even more, to hear from those that have read The Wish that they’ve enjoyed it based on their feedback. We can all determine our futures as long as we are willing to believe in ourselves and take a chance on our dreams. Thank you for sharing this ride with me. It’s been exciting, frustrating, nerve-wracking and exhilarating. It’s been an experience I never will forget and am truly grateful to have even been given the opportunity to experience it.
I will continue to keep you updated on my adventures and what is on the horizon for me and The Wish!
Til next time…