So I know this is about my 3rd blog today, but I’m doing a couple of exercises and these are the assignments for the day.
I am a 44 year old who has come to a cross roads and would like to do something different with my life. With the limited opportunities in the area where I live, just ‘finding another job’ is not an option. Not that I don’t like my job but I have come to a point where I’m not sure I want to continue. This could be stress of the job talking but then again may be not.
I have always loved writing, I get ideas and more ideas and think about writing it and then don’t or I start something and get a block and can’t finish it or I’m not sure where to take the story next. I have a stupid romance story that I started writing years ago. I have the bios of the characters and know where I want it to end up but don’t know how to get them to exactly where I want them to be. I also have a fairy story that I started writing in the middle of a CE class again, several years ago. It’s a great start, but this one, I don’t know where I want it to end up or how I want it to continue.
I would like to be able to make a living with my writing, not to make a ton of money but just to make enough to live comfortably. I want to be able to take the time to enjoy my photography. I want to be able to enjoy my grandbaby. I just want to be able to have the time AND the energy (because believe me work 12 hour shifts take a lot out of you) to enjoy life and the things I enjoy doing. I want to be able to go camping or fishing. I want to be able to go out to the lake.
I also want to be able to have the time to be more healthy. Sitting for 12 hours at a time, with sometimes nothing to do makes you want to eat because I’m one of those people who eat when they are bored. Yes, I do crafts and play games and watch Netflix, but usually trying to find junk to stuff into my face comes with it.
I had a hysterectomy a few months ago, and before my surgery, I was so tired, I had so little energy (worse than now) that I could hardly function. I would be up for an hour and be sitting with my husband on our days off together and fall right back asleep in my chair. I feel much better after my surgery and lost a bit of weight after, quite a bit considering what I weighed before surgery but almost back to my pre-softball sized fibroid weight minus a few pounds. In that respect I feel a lot better, but while that surgery helped with some of the headaches I was having, I have started getting more migraines again. They started coming back when I went back to work.
Basically why I am here is to help myself become a better writer in order to alter my career path to help support myself and my husband (and my children) in a way that I can better myself doing something I love.