So, I spent a better part of my life going through motions rather than really living and doing the things I wanted to do. I must confess, however, I didn’t really know what it was that I wanted to do. Rather, I did know what it was, but it is all too easy to slip into the glass jar of practicality and get sealed in. I’m not going to say dreaming is easy, or that the road less traveled isn’t riddled with pot holes and debris, thus requiring lots of creative maneuvering. If it was that easy we’d all be doing it, right?
There are of course times or events in our lives that shatter that glass jar and the only alternative is to finally take that crazy messed up road. What are my events? Well, there is an insane long list of them starting with the birth of my two beautiful children and ending with a little rumble I had a few years back with breast cancer. There were a host of other crazy things that were sprinkled in between there for good measure.
I know I am not the only one who has gone through all of that crap. The point is, however, that I could either succumb to all of that and whine and cry about it all or I could say, “In your face!” to all of it and leap into the life I am meant to have. I chose the latter. Again, I am not saying it’s easy and that there aren’t moments where I say to my self, “What the hell was I thinking?” Still, I come back to the way those shards of shattered glass twinkle like stars, flare even like sparks of dreams of places I am supposed to go. Those sparks include sending my book and stories out until something aligns and they become what they are supposed to. They also include weaving more stories and writing the story that makes up the new book I am working on, one I grow more excited about every time I think about it. The sparks also include the merging of my love of good food with my love of words as I build a following for my Ann Arbor Cooking Examiner site.
So, I keep plugging along. I’m really excited about my step forward into food writing. If you are curious, go ahead and check it out, and thank you in advance for doing so.