ROCKSTAR!

I decided I’ve been neglegent in my blogging to you all, so I’m writing two today. This one is all about being a rockstar!

Kind of.

See, I’ve had a lot of people ask me how I’ve done so much at my age. And unlike when I usually start out a sentence with “I’ve had a lot of people tell me…” this is quite literal and true. Now, I’m not QUITE as young as I used to be, *coughthirtyfourcough*, but I’ve still got a lot of experiences under my belt.

Apparently this is not normal. At least, not in my circles.

No, I’m not bragging. But I AM confused as to why this is so strange to so many people. To me, that’s like asking “how can you live your life for YOURSELF! How weird!”

… which makes me make this face – 0.O

Like many people I went through a rebellious stage. Of course, mine happened after I had five children and got divorced, but whatever. During that stage I thought anyone who didn’t go for their dreams was a drone and deserved none of my respect. But then I grew up and realized that many people are simply afraid of what could happen if they tried to do what they really wanted to do.

They’re especially afraid of failure. And I can’t blame them for that.

But here’s the thing about reaching for your dreams: it’s not about jumping off a cliff into dark, shark infested waters. It’s about baby steps.

And baby steps can’t be scary. It’s a physical impossibility.

Aww! See? Who can be scared of that? Come on, now.

So here and now I’d like to answer the question I keep getting asked: How have I done so much and how am I still doing it? (If you’re wondering what I’m talking about, just look at my bio. I won’t repeat it here; I already feel like I’m being a gross braggart. Pfft.) And I’ll be REALLY annoying and answer it with a question of my own:

What are you doing today to reach your dreams?

See, I don’t do everything every day. Hell, there are days when I do absolutely NOTHING, which is also productive as we all need a break once in a while in order to be our very best. But most days I do a few things in order to reach my long-term goals. For example, today I’m editing my manuscript and working on my book trailer. Neither of these things is huge and are pretty easy to do when I sit down and DO them, but neither of them would get me published in and of themselves either.

See, that’s the other thing about baby steps. One of them won’t get you very far. You have to keep taking them.

Every day.

That’s the trick. Because baby steps never feel very monumentous, and they take time to really make a difference. But they’re easy, and they do work. And they won’t get you fired from your day job (unless you take baby poops on the boss’ desk… which is an entirely different thing that I wouldn’t recommend).

So, again, Rockstar, what are you doing today to reach your dreams?

None of us is getting any younger.

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