I wonder often about the life I’ve lead.
It comes to me at night. I’ll ponder the things I’ve done. People I’ve wronged and consider whether the life I have has been worth the things I’ve been through.
Those moments are surrounded by others.
These others are filled with the laughter of my kids, my wife’s kiss, and my morning writing.
For the first time in a while, I feel like my life is going in the correct direction.
Yes, I write fervently. I get my word count on a new WiP every day. I work on revisions and edits every day on another story or novel.
But all the tired nights, exhausted mornings and cups of coffee are worth it for what I’m attempting.
Each person reaches a point where they want to stop. I have a couple of times.
When this point is reached, we have to look around and think about how far we’ve come. And all we’ve done to reach this current state.
That moment may come while we’re in the shower or it may come in a flash of fireworks erupting over our heads as we look at our wife and kids.
Today, I’m in a good place. I know they aren’t all good so I’m going to recognize this one. Have a good rest of your day.