Is that a thing yet? If not, you heard it here first.
This was candidly snagged at a wedding a couple months back. Since Lauren has come into my life the biggest change I’ve found people commenting on is how much I smile. I have to admit it is a skill I still haven’t mastered, but I am pretty grateful she gives me so many opportunities to practice. My advice is to find someone who makes you smile, whether you want to or not.
Back in April I was visiting a good friend of mine. I was talking about my job and my life and all that stuff. He interrupted me and said I’ve never heard you say your dream in life was to be a professor, you were always out to be a writer and you are a writer. If you’re going to do it, do it.
Last night I was talking with my girlfriend(for those of you following along we’ve moved up from engf). I was saying how I planned to spend today writing. She said that makes sense since you’re a writer.
When paying the bills it’s easy to lost sight of it. While lounging in my casual sweat pants and writing shirt it’s very hard not to feel like it’s just a hobby.
So today I reminded myself it’s a job. I showered. I dressed. I fancied my hair. Even put on nice shoes. And clichely drove to the local coffee shop to have a marathon session with the page.
Remember, whether it is writing or not, whatever you do in this world, if you don’t take yourself seriously no one else will. Be what you are meant to be.
So up early today. Laying in bed just doing some thinking. And I’ve been thinking how lucky I’ve been of late.
A few months back I met a girl briefly who happens to live 15 hours away. Within a few days of knowing each other we were both committed to a crazy distance relationship.
In the time since I’ve met her she’s become a constant touchstone and sounding board for me. Despite the space between she makes the effort to feel close. She grounds me when necessary, nudges me when needed, and occasionally slaps some sense into me.
Being a writer is a lonely occupation. It requires you to depart from the universe that everyone else exists in and go play in your own make believe world. It’s been a lot easier with you in my life, Lauren.