I think I’m pretty lucky because today is a first for me. I’m celebrating today because the Natl Assn of Memoir Writers invited me to be interviewed as their featured guest on the monthly teleseimar. It was an exhilarating experience and I want to thank everyone who joined in on the call, expecially Linda Joy Myers, president and founder of NAMW, where we talked about tapping into your creativity.
Today is a day many people dread because of superstitions, black cats and supernatural phenomena. I choose to believe in creating my own luck by subscribing to the philosophy that synchronicity is always at work when to the casual observer it appears to be random chance, coincidence, or dumb luck.
We can create our own luck by saying yes to ourselves and no to our fears. Showing up, doing the work, being consistent and persistent, being willing to fail in order to learn from our mistakes, then try again. Also, being open to be flexible to accept an outcome not of your own design or making. Those can be the sweetest rewards because you had no inkling of the spectacular outcome.
As memoir writers, we use our life as the material for our writing. It gives us a chance to go back and understand our own history. What a unique gift that the distance of time helps us heal, cope and continue.
Who would have thought I’d be grateful to have been diagnosed with breast cancer – twice?
Who would have thought I’d be grateful my husband had to find a different job and we moved across several state lines – twice?
It’s starting with what we have, building on the strength of what we know, and moving forward with grace and gratitude.
Is this your lucky day?