Have you been enjoying the 2016 September Sapphire Even Day Blog Challenge? I hope so. The giveaway is still going on and you can catch up on the eight previous questions if you haven’t already.
Life is what happens while you’re busy making other plans.
This quote has always resonated with me. Even before I discovered what it would truly mean to me. I have been a planner for as long as I can remember. Maybe not a great one, but for most things, I have something in mind. Well, life always gets the last laugh as I have come to learn.
While growing up, I was hell-bent on being an actress. But one day, I realized that my headshot and resume were burning a hole in the floor of my bedroom closet–while always out in the open–were unfinished manuscripts and short stories that I had written. I remember that painful moment when it hit me that an acting career wasn’t going to happen no matter how much I thought I wanted it. I felt a sense of relief as I began to focus on my writing skills.
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When Hubby and I were dating many, many years ago, I just knew that we would get married a few years after college. I had not planned on his job offer at a company over 800 miles away the same week he graduated from college. Nor did I plan on us living that far apart for almost 5 years. Nor the subsequent out-of-state move six months after we finally got engaged. However, we got married in a beautiful ceremony after 13 years together.
My cancer diagnosis 2 years into our marriage threw everything in my life into a tailspin. Planning of any kind was off the table for quite a while. Treatments, doctor visits, tests, lab work, and my job were all dictated by medical staff. Sure, they were saving my life, but all I could see was my lack of control. They told me where, when, and how to do everything. I had to learn to let go. That was…hard. But 2 years after battling and winning against Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, I gave birth to The Deuce. In the same hospital where I was diagnosed and treated.
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We made a third out-of-state move, but it was back to Louisiana. Home. At 40+ years old, I also planned to have 2 or 3 kids by now. I have 1 who is the light of my life and fills my heart. An in-state move occurred and now another one is imminent. With every change, I get a chance to experience something new, gain new friends, and make more memories with my family. Life is good.
Finish this sentence: Life is…
How many cities have you lived in?
See ya later,