Birthdays provide a moment of clarity. As you get older, you begin to wonder if you’ve been living life to the fullest. Have you accomplished everything you wanted to up to this point? If not, what changes can you make?
Today I turned 26. Birthdays have not been a huge ordeal in my family since I was kid. I spent my sweet sixteenth birthday at a high school football game thanks to being in the school band. Birthdays eighteen and twenty-one weren’t monumental either. Maybe I missed out or maybe not. But that is the past. As I inch closer to that thirty mark, I wonder if I have achieved the things I wanted to so far. The answer is not really.
I’m not married nor do I have children but there’s still time for that. Still living at home, unfortunately. Though I think my mom prefers it being me and not my brother for reasons I won’t disclose here. I began the submission process with my writing shortly after high school. Seven or so years later, I only have a few publishing credits to my name.
Despite what I don’t have, I do have a great family. I have food, clothes and a place to live. And I have been published which is more than what some can say. So, this is what I ask of you. Leave a comment with who or what you are thankful for and list the things you want to change in your life.