I’ve been thinking a lot about how I spend my time as I approach another milestone birthday. I’m no longer a parent of young kids, or even teenagers, and a couple of loved ones are struggling with serious health issues. It’s made me stop and consider what I want for my Second Act. Since I plan to live until I’m at least 110, that’s a lot of hours to fill.
Anyone who knows me well, knows I’m an “ideas” person rather than an “action” person. I’m really good with plans - if you want someone to brainstorm a story, I’m your girl - but I’m not so great with the follow through. Unfortunately I’m not wealthy enough to hire assistants to carry out my great middle of the night ideas, and I think publishers really expect you to actually write your own words unless you’re James Patterson and can hire collaborators, so I have to find ways to inspire myself to action.
The other day I was
wasting time searching for inspiration and discovered a
site called the Good Life Project, Don’t
Just Build a Living, Build a Life.
You can check it out here: http://www.goodlifeproject.com
The videos on the site, at least the ones that I’ve had time to watch, discuss fear and courage and taking chances. It’s about spending your time doing what you love and making a living at it.
And that’s what I want for my Second Act: To make a living with my writing.
I would love to hear of websites, people, books that inspire you.
And do you think of yourself as a person on the first or second, or even third, act of your life?
Have you taken huge detours to get to a place that brings you joy?Please share.
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