Just a short post to let you know that change will often show up on your doorstep like out-of-state relatives you haven’t seen in a long time.
I have a friend who knows this type of change. Lisa Nowak’s a former amateur stock car racer. Not an easy career choice for a woman. So when age and sponsorship became more demanding than hurtling in ovals with her bumper inches from another car, she quit to write books. Her stories are about kids in hard luck situations who eventually learn to appreciate their own value.
I find that inspiring. I know many of you are writers…so maybe it gives you a moment of hope, too. In this season when demand revs our mental motors, nothing goes as expected, and Change leans on the bell and kicks at the entryway—we can fling that door open without dreading the 3-day visit from Cousin Gordon.
A squint-eyed look at what’s standing on the other side makes it look more like opportunity. It’s the chance to write a great blog. A hilarious article. A Pulitzer winning novel.
So go to those office parties with people you can’t stand. Invite annoying relatives and their spastic colon puppies to your home.
Lisa assures me…it’s the fodder of your next career change waiting on the doorstep.