Monday, June 16, 2014

The Blessings of Each Stage

When I was a kid, I couldn't wait to grow up. I could then make my own decisions, no longer have tons of homework, and eat as many cookies as I wanted. By now, I'm sure all of you are rolling on the floor, laughing.

As the truth of adulthood hits us, we look back and wish for the mostly carefree days of childhood. Someone else went out to work, paid the bills, and purchased what we needed. If we had a problem, they were there to kiss the boo-boo and make it all better. Those responsibilities transferred to us along the way.

Too bad we don't appreciate where we are at this point in our lives. Today's events will someday be viewed as "the good ol' days."

Just as childhood is a time of preparation for adult responsibilities, the early stages of a writer's journey is preparation for the publishing world. This time of discovery, learning, and building relationships with those in the industry will impact our future success.

Each stage of life and writing has its own challenges, but also its own blessings. Savor every moment and live it to the fullest.

Writers and Readers:  What were some of the reasons you wanted to grow-up fast, both as a person and as a writer?

Photo Credit:  appelcline


Karen Lange said...

Yes, I can relate to wanting to grow up sooner rather than later. If we knew then what we know now, right? :) I wonder if there really is any effective way to let kids know that they really don't need to be in a hurry to grow up.

Have a good week!

quietspirit said...

Susan: I think I wanted to grow up so I wouldn't have to take orders from my parents. Guess what! I have had to take orders from my bosses, from my husband, and from my son. I have had to take orders from doctors.Husband and son told me what they wanted for a gift or what they wanted for a meal.I even have to obey God when He tells me to do someething.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Karen - I think it's a tough sell - one of those things you can only learn via experience.

Hi Quiet Spirit - LOL! Isn't that the truth?

Susan :)