Wednesday, March 25, 2015

To the Past

Do you remember when you were in high school and you got dumped and it was the worst thing ever? Or when your crush didn't like you back? Or just something didn't work out the way you wanted? And now that you're a grown ass adult, you can look back and laugh. Or sigh with relief that it didn't work out the way you wished and hoped it would.

I've noticed more recently how Facebook can play a major role in those feelings of relief. I'm Facebook friends with a lot of people from my high school. And I might come across a post that will make me sit back and shake my head. AND THANK MY LUCKY STARS that things worked out the way they did. I mean, what if that guy I had a crush on had asked me out? He's kind of a loser now, so it's hard to tell. This other guy that was pretty popular? Has no reservations about posting what a mess his life has become. At least he owns it.

I'm happy with the way things worked out for me. I like my life. It's easy to look back and question the decisions you made as a kid. I've always told myself that one thing I want to make sure I teach my kids is that high school is not the defining moment of your life. You probably won't marry the person you date (you shouldn't! But that's another post for another day). You might lose some friends. Chances are, you'll make new ones. While it might seem like the end of the world at the time, it's really not. And you will be okay. I wish someone had told me that. Might have made it a little easier.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

From the River

So here's an update on what's been happening around here. About a month ago, I got a job (I know, right?!) and every day I drive about 25 miles upriver (north) to my job on the river. Literally, I swear. I am now a bookkeeper at a grain elevator. For a girl with an Ag degree, that's pretty great.

This is the lock and dam on the river. It's still frozen because it's March and it's still freezing cold. Where the f is spring?!

In other news, I'm still writing. That story I was working on? It stalled when I realized I didn't really have an ending. That's always great, right? I have like two more scenes to write for sure, and then...just end it? I suppose it will work.

Then today I was browsing the Kindle ebook store, looking for SOMETHING... and I started to read some reviews. Books that sounded good. Books that sounded kinda like mine. And the reviews were mixed. Some people like the predictable HEA. The easy romance. But a lot of people don't. It's too predictable, blah, blah, blah. So should I change my ways? Hell no. Because right now, I'm still just writing to make myself happy. When somebody wants to start paying me to do it differently, then maybe I will.