This last year has been a whirlwind of medical issues and disappointments, but it has also been very fruitful in the writing department! I have made significant strides in the construction and editing of my book on vocational transitions; secured more interviews for the book, did (and re-did!) structure and practical issues, and generally, paid more attention to my book than I did to my blog.
I have spent much time trying to neutrally look at how I perceive the world, my past, my circumstances, and the larger issue of fairness. To try to figure out whether pursuing fairness and justice in life circumstances is worth the cost that you pay in the end.
I guess I have discovered this: that the answer is different for everybody. There are some battles worth fighting, and others that are destructive. There is more strife to be found in the pursuit of justice in some cases, than in others. So if I am truly seeking peace, I must face an unfair (or toxic) situation, assess it and then either move on or fix it.
If I stand at a blank wall, shaking my fist at it, it will neither move nor respond.
If I stand at a wall long enough to see a door through which I can travel, that is progress.
I wish that I were wise enough to immediately discern the difference! But alas: I am not.
In the last nine months, I have also discovered this: that an intellect in motion tends to stay in motion, and one at rest tends to begin to softly snore.
The more I write, the better I write, the better I feel, the more I write.
Find your passion, and keep moving! We can neither re-live yesterday, nor predict tomorrow.
So move ahead. Stop looking back.