Thursday, December 20, 2007

It just keeps getting better

Today I'm home with a headache. I've been working so much and everything I do is computer based- whether it's email, AWT, swanky veg, my novel or writing papers, I'm on my computer. Not that I mind. I love all of those things, but doing them so much has taken a toll on my eyes. They are stressed and in turn make my head hurt. Granted I'm still home working today, and on my computer, but with a headache it's at least better to do it at home in bed with your pajamas still on.

About two weeks ago, I finished the first draft of my novel. Yes. Really. It was the best feeling I've ever had with writing. To have a finished piece to work with instead of trying to figure out the rest of the story is fantastic. This in no way means it is completely done, but it's now much easier to work with. And this next semester I'll be able to hone and perfect before sending it out to agents. The next part of the process. But as one of my teachers said, writing the letters 'the end' is an amazing accomplishment and feeling. That's all I'm going to say about that, although there is more in my head about it. In fact, I have trouble thinking about anything else.

This Saturday, I turn 26. I'm getting older, and past the mid point of the twenties. I'm thrilled. I was telling a girl I had just met on Sunday night, that it just keeps getting better. When you first graduate college your life has no path, and is huge before you. Basically you're standing in the middle of the ocean with no land in sight, trying to decide which way to go. You know where you'd like to get to (perhaps some place sunny and bright) but you see no path that will lead you there. So instead you just start walking(or swimming if you're not jesus), because the alternative would be to keep standing in the middle of no where. Once you start walking, bad things can happen along the way, cancer, a job you hate, or any number of things. But don't turn back. Just keep pushing through. Because soon enough, you'll find that great things happen in small bits until one day you find that you love your life and can't even figure out how you got here. Perseverance. It gets you through the crap so you can enjoy the good, the great. And right now, I'm surrounded by great. My job, my husband, my book, my home, my family. So, 26, welcome. I look forward to getting to know you.


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