Yesterday I made a decision. I decided not to be safe.
I have always lived my life the way I thought it should be lived…..rather the way others expected me to live. And it wasn’t until about nine years ago when my Mom died of cancer that I realized that my life lived that way was wasted. I wasn’t happy and truly I wasn’t living but existing.
Making that change was tough but I did it and the Universe further pushed me by taking away all the foundations that I had built my life on so I could build new ones.
And I did build new ones. I got tough and wrote a book and published it myself and created a career helping others. I loved it. But it seemed that what I did with that is quit on it. Why? My only deduction can be is that I was scared. I mean I had talked to a producer at Oprah and she loved my stuff. I believe that somewhere in me my fear squelched the chance I had created.
So I am taking my second chance now. I am starting over. I have decided that writing is what I truly love. The words, sentences, phrases, characters, and story is what I love to do. So, that’s what I’m gonna do…..starting now.
This is a new blog. This is my story starting over again. Second chances do exist and once given it is a do or die situation. So you are going to privy to my decision to take the scary path, the path less traveled, the path I took once and turned around on.
Today is a new day….a brand new day with a vision that I will not fail at. So, come along with me. Post your comments about my choices and encounters. I hope that in some way maybe I can inspire you to take a second chance too!
Lorena Bathey, Author