“We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.”
― Joseph Campbell
I didn’t plan to write a book but that’s what happened. I had always wanted to be a writer and, even as I worked as a Nurse Practitioner, I took writing classes, went to workshops and kept a journal documenting patient stories that one day I would expand and publish. But writing a book was never on my agenda.
I like to think I followed Joseph Campbell’s advice and stayed open to the many possibilities that came my way. And I may have, but not intentionally.
I am pleasantly surprised to find myself a soon-to-be published author.
With the New Year almost here, I reflect on the serendipitous events that supported my literary efforts, including meeting other writers that inspired and encouraged me, finding supporting mentors and willing beta readers.
Somehow what I needed at the time found me.
In 2018, as I journey along the publishing road, I plan to stay open to all the new adventures awaiting me.
Thanks to all of you who follow my Blog.
I wish you happiness, health and contentment in the New Year.