Today is my 48th birthday. I’ve lived a colorful life, full of interesting stories, and God is now using them to fulfill my dream of being a writer. I think it was part of the plan all along.
In celebration of forty-eight years of life lived, I thought I’d share a few bits of wisdom I’ve gained in regard to being a writer.
- Wanting is the first step to dreaming.
- Dreaming is the next step to acting.
- Acting is the required step to being.
- Being is the best part of living.
The feeling, of doing that which you were created for, cannot be described without experience to back it up. The closest comparison I can offer comes from one of the things I marked off my bucket list.
Hot air ballooning. When the basket rocked off the ground, anxiety caused my stomach to lurch and my nerves to jump. But with the initial lift-off behind us, I felt like a cloud drifting lazily across the blue sky. I took in the vibrant colors of the earth below, and knew I would have died with a gaping hole of loss, if I missed this special treat. I’ve never regretted facing my fears and taking the opportunity to soar. Neither do I regret risking to write.
If like me, you feel the call to write, then I urge you to do something about it. I waited until my forties to act on this inner compulsion. Now that I am a bonified professional, I wonder why I waited so long. At forty-eight years old, I feel like I’m beginning to blossom — and I wouldn’t change a thing.
Do you let age, education, fear, or anything else hold you back? What’s the worst thing that could happen if you try and fail? Would you be any worse off than you are now?
Anita Agers-Brooks is a Business Coach, Certified Personality Trainer, Productivity Specialist, Certified Team Training Facilitator, Marketing Specialist, national speaker, and author. She lives in Missouri with her husband Ricky.
She’s passionate about business with integrity, healthy marriage, and issues of identity. She travels the country teaching others from her personal experiences and research.
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