You’ve probably heard the saying, “Don’t die with your music still inside you”. For many people, it’s a wake-up call to pursue their dreams before time runs out. When I first heard it, the significance was even deeper, the impact all the more powerful … because the threat was so very literal.
You see, for as long as I can remember, my dream was to have a life in writing.
Writing was my love, my passion. And for many years, I pursued that dream. But along the way, at every turn, I was met with voices telling me I couldn’t make it. That I should do something less risky, more practical, more achievable.
After a while, I let all those voices drown out the most important one of all. The voice in my heart. I folded up my dream, put it away, went out into the world and built a career and life very different than the one I’d dreamed of.
As I would write years later in one of my books, “I traded my dream for some gold.”
Everyone who looked at my life ...
Woke up early today so I could bask in the delight of my tree. There is something special about all of it. I'm so grateful for all of the amazing people in my life. And somehow this tree represents that.
Turkey stuffing cranberry sauce salad on challah. (Chopped and mixed with gherkins and mayo.)
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