“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day.” ~~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Looking back over my life I see times when I was ecstatically happy, then others that were equally depressing. And yet, no matter how much those days either set me back or thrilled me…they would always eventually come to an end. The new days would start and, almost magically, every new day had its very own plan. Sometimes the highs and/or lows of the day before carry through…then again, sometimes those new days are just that….brand new days with new adventures.
Looking back over my life I am amazed that I have taken so many different paths. In my younger days I was one who loved to travel the paths less traveled then as I grew older and became a parent I often took the path of least resistance. Those changes have sometimes been reflected in my writings. As a younger woman, on my own and without cares, I wrote with much abandon. As I became a parent…I wrote with more restriction. Not so much because my thoughts changed…but because my life changed. With children or family or friends to think of, I’d be more apt to either censor myself or hold that muse back. After all, I was someone’s mom or daughter or neighbor…and I wanted to write romances!!!
As I’ve developed my writing skills over the last couple of years I look back and see that old muse taking over again. I love to let my thoughts be free and take over my writings. I feel that old nudge to not restrict myself and follow my dreams. My way to compensate for the empty nest….is to ultimately reclaim my sense of adventure and my sense of self. I am starting to realize that no matter how old we become, life is still so very short and we should at the very least attempt to be true to our dreams. And that tomorrow is a fresh day…time to forge ahead without worrying about the days gone by.
Remembering that old saying as I forge ahead:
Tomorrow is the first day of the rest of my life,