This is understanding that for right here, right now, that’s the way things are in my life. It doesn’t mean that I necessarily accept everything. No, some things are hard to swallow. Some things are prickly. It’s difficult grasping that I’m not in charge of everything. In fact, control is an illusion. Ah yes! Hard for Type A personalities.
But for now – my world is the best that it can be. Whether it is family, health or writing. It is what it is. One day at a time. I can’t control the past, and I have no idea about the future. But what I have is the present. And that’s the gift. Somewhat of a cliché but I’ll take it.
I’m pleased that I decided to publish independently. I have novels that I’m able to share with others, and dynamic covers that help me feel like an author. Looking back, I’m amazed at my courage, especially considering I didn’t know what I was doing.
I relied on close friends who just happened to be authors. I’m grateful to them every day of the week.
So, for the month of February, I’ve tried to learn how to relax and ease into my life. Lower the bar a bit. I’m not giving up, but making an effort to embrace my own reality.
Are you adept at accepting the curves that life can throw at you?