“In the end, we’ll all become stories.” – Margaret Atwood
We are told to look forward and not back at our past. Some of us may have regrets, some may have dark chapters, but look at the stories we are creating. A story needs a strong beginning, it’s full of heroes, villains, ups, downs… every chapter means something. Every chapter leads to the next.
That being said, we need to live life chapter by chapter. Moment by moment. The more we spend planning our entire novel, the more we miss, the more we misspell, the more we skip. Recognizing where one chapter ends and another begins… knowing when to move on and when to acknowledge a fresh start. That’s where we begin.
What kind of stories are we writing? What novel will we leave behind? It’s an interesting question right?
I’m a planner. I like to have a plan and I like to know where I’m headed. But that means I also get ultra stressed when things don’t go exactly the way I want them too or if I plan too far ahead. Anyone else feel the same? So what should I do different?
Take a step back.
I’m always looking for the next best thing. I know you are too. But I’m always missing the small moments in life. Like the butterflies outside my window. Or the warmth of the sun on my face. What about the air I get to breathe or the simple moments with my cute hubby? These are all amazing things. But I TAKE THEM FOR GRANTED. Not anymore. We need to look around. I need to look around.
My story is just beginning. A new chapter is just starting.
Write your story. Make it a best seller.
If you had to name this chapter of your life, what would it be? Comment and let me know!!!