Whenever I read this quote, I can’t help but think of that LIST I did in preparation of/to celebrate my 40th birthday back in April.
Man, what a beating that was.
But, ya know what? Sometimes I miss it. I know, I know. . .Writer Chick has finally gone cray-cray, right? But listen. Even though I’m blissfully busy with my various writing projects now, still. . .when I was working on the 40 items on that list, it was like I always had something to do–to engage my mind, something totally exciting to accomplish–even if it was just planning on which list item I was going to tackle next.
It was an incredibly happy, exhilarating and sometime terrifying time in my life. And I absolutely loved it.
Lately, in quiet moments (ha-ha), I’ve toyed with the idea of making another similar list, 41 items this time, maybe?
But then I shake my head, laugh and say: “You be thinking cray-cray again, Writer Chick,” and then I go back to my manuscript like a good little author.
My point is, it’s good to be brave, to take chances, and I guess we don’t need an official list to do that, right?
Stay thirsty, my friends.