The Best Laid Plans

It’s always fun to go back through my blog posts and see how I thought I had things all figured out. “This is how I’m going to edit from now on!” “I’m going to finish this project next, no matter what!

The truth is life is in constant flux. And if you’re pursuing a creative career, you can expect even more changes than average. That’s one of the reasons it’s so important to be able to adapt.

If you’re too attached to a particular storyline or plot element, it can hold you back from seeing another path that could make your story even better. If you’re too committed to finishing a particular book, you might miss an opportunity for a story that’s already finished.

Our stories, our writing careers, our lives, will always hold uncertainty and change. Accepting that–and being okay with altering our plans–is a useful skill on the path to happiness.

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  1. What is funny is that while the universe is in constant change, it has a natural progression, and that is what most people fail to see. Flowers grow from water (change to the seed) and die from natural biological clock time or poor water/sun conditions. Not a surprise. People think change “happens to them” as though it is out of their control, but change is what our Souls call for every single breath. The reason we showed up here on ‘Earth School.’ Adaptation is not only key, it should be tattooed on our foreheads! 🙂

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