We have to write down what we’re doing, narrow it down, and stare at them, analyzing them until what’s missing slaps us in the face.
For the last two year, my wife and I have been living in our hometown, we moved our kids here to get me away from a work environment I hated, get our kids into a better academic environment, and allow our kids to live in a place they could go outside in the summertime.
There have been hardships along the way.
I couldn’t find work for the first few months.
Now that we’re approaching the two-year anniversary or our move, I’ve been looking for work that’s closer to home.
In our previous life, I was a bartender in Las Vegas. In our hometown, it appears no one wants my experience.
In our hometown, it appears no one wants my experience. I’ve been busy feeling sorry for myself over it. It was then I realized, I am living a life that many of my friends in Vegas would envy.
I spend most of the summer with our kids, follow my dream of being published every day, and I’m able to enjoy the little things with my family.
I’m not sure why I haven’t found a bartending gig in my hometown. I do know that my current situation is something most people would give up things for.
I also became aware that I’m not working as hard as I should be in regards to my writing and maybe that’s part of the reason I haven’t found closer employment.
When you make a big life change, you’ll look back at it a few years afterward and forget why you did it.
Remember why you took a chance, why you work on something you’ve wanted all your life and the reasons for each will keep you going.
Don’t let the little things get you down, keep moving forward.