The Never Ending Journey…

The first rough draft of Bertha’s Sequel is coming out of the printer…and…although I know it has a long way to go…with much editing and many rewrites…I feel good about it…I feel good about the direction that it took…and the direction that I am taking in my life…we have both definitely grown since I started it seven years ago…

Bertha…says…it’s not how long the journey is…it’s what I learn along the way…that matters…and…she reminds me that there really isn’t a set destination…because…as soon as I get to where I thought I wanted to be…I want to be somewhere else…

I had to think about that one for a bit…it made me seem wishy-washy…but…she helped me to understand…that to continue to grow and evolve is the natural state of being…

That’s why…years ago…I wanted to write one book…but…once it was written…another one was…slowly…bubbling up…and…even now…I’m thinking…what is the next book going to be about…what journeys will I take in order to write it…who will I be when it is finished…

Bertha…did have one last piece of advice…since life is a journey…of many thousand steps…I’d best keep a great pedicure…

Let the polishing begin…

Jane

I Think I Can…I Think I Can…

Lately…Bertha…has been nudging me towards some career areas that I’m not totally comfortable with…she started out gently…a thought here…a suggestion from a friend there…but lately…her nudging…is about as gentle as a bulldozer nudging a sapling to get out of its way…

So…yesterday…as she was once again pushing…and I was once again presenting my case…she threw out this challenge…

Stop focusing on the reasons why you can’t…instead…make a list of all the reasons why you can…

Funny how that one statement grabbed me…I didn’t have time to sit down and make a list at the time…but…all day long…the list was going through my mind…and I kept asking myself…why can I do this…not…how can I do this…which is a totally different question…

Well…my list is kind of short at the moment…yesterday was a busy day…but…I think I’ve started in the right direction…

Jane