It’s My Time
Some time ago I saw a TV commercial where a middle-aged woman, after years of raising a family, had just received her college degree. She wears a cap and gown and clutches her diploma. Her eyes and expression say she’s dreaming of doors opening and new possibilities. The background music goes: “It’s my ti-i-ime….”
I’m a firm believer that we all have our time. Friends told me, “You sound like you‘ve hit your stride.” I also thought I had when finally realizing that I could write and actually started producing stories that sold. It was the beginning of my time.
My point is, whether or not you’ve reached a point you can call your time, why stop what you’re doing when your life has led you to this point?
Finding your time doesn’t happen all at once. It may happen without you realizing it at first. It’s a matter of steps, one success after another. Too, it also depends on what we each consider our time.
- Is your time when you finally begin writing after years of only dreaming about it?
- Do you look forward to your time as getting some short stories, even a novel published?
- Or is your time when you have finally written a novel that turns into a blockbuster?
Regardless when you consider you’ve reached a milestone in your career, each little success is your time; each success is a small step toward a greater reward. Each success is your time because you continue to do what you love the most.
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