Tomorrow Isn’t Promised
This month has been full of endings. This Is Us ended last Tuesday. I finished the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J.Maas. Both endings were brilliant and suited the mood. I will miss them, but maybe in 5 years, I can enjoy them again. I’m excited to see what impact these two different forms of media will have on my life. It also happened to be the spark that reminded me why I love writing. Every writer dreams of their work profoundly influencing a reader’s life.
Recently, I’ve told myself that I cannot write if I don’t read what’s out there right now. Marketing trends have always been important to me because if you write a book about vampires in the Post-Twilight era you have to know what tropes are being used so you can be different. Reading has always been an escape for me. It helps me make sense of the world without looking at myself when it all seemed like too much.
These past few weeks have been too much. Every day I’m reading in the news about someone killing someone else for no apparent reason Why wouldn’t I want to go to a world where the lines between good and bad are a little clearer? There is no obvious magic to help our cause in the final hour. We have one life.
Life is an unknown amount of time to put our mark on the world. The choice is yours to make. Are you going to let a bad morning ruin your day? Normally, I say, “Take the time that you need.” Today I’m busy thinking about the people who won’t see their loved ones come home.
I often say phrases such as “I’ll start working out tomorrow. ” or “I need to write .” Then I won’t do either of those things. Another aspect is that I need to improve in my life by respecting people’s boundaries. No one has time to be disrespected. Listen when someone tells you what they need, and honor them. Tomorrow isn’t promised to anyone so don’t wait. Start working toward the best version of yourself today.