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Back In the Beginning…

Lately, I’ve been sharing my view that the “new normal” is simply Change, and lots of it. If we wait around for the dust to settle, we’ll get no traction, and we’ll waste valuable living-life time.

Instead, I recommend we:

  • let go of trying to establish permanent solutions
  • accept the temporary solutions and get back to living your changing life
  • expect things to change again
  • roll with the changes as they come

Depending on your personality type, that will be easier for some than for others, but in the long run, it will make your entire existence easier.

In honor of this being the Birthday Month of one of my Young Adult novels, Fairly Certain, I’m revisiting interview questions posed back then about me as an author. That was a period of huge change and uncertainty for me, but I learned early on, it’s all how you Choose to look at it. It was 2015…

“Where and what did you teach? Because I’m an author, the common assumption is that I taught English or language arts. Surprise! I’ve been a Science Geek since before the word “Geek” was even invented. I taught mostly Environmental Science, Biology and Earth Science for twenty-seven glorious years. I taught in Georgia, Massachusetts and Connecticut, from seventh graders to seniors, in affluent communities and inner city. Do I miss it? You bet I do!

Where do you get your story ideas?  I first began writing around an idea developed from a song when I was ill. I stopped writing that story when I attended my first Renaissance Faire, which inspired another story, which eventually became my first published book. I finally returned to the first story and published it about a year later.

My non-fiction work came as a byproduct from trying to help some former students with their relationships. They’re the ones who encouraged me to put our work into a book so it could benefit others girls. But, at the time, I wasn’t a writer.

Now, I am.

When did you begin writing? Teaching science was my first love, but when Lyme disease affected my heart, it stopped me in my tracks. While waiting to recuperate so I could return to teaching, I was seriously bored. Too tired to watch TV, I listened to music, making up stories in my head. As I regained my strength, I wrote down some of the ideas. After returning to teaching, I spent my summers writing, just for fun. At one point, I suddenly realized I had the makings of a full blown book. The rest is history.”

As you can see from these interview questions, life steered a course I wasn’t expecting, just like it’s doing to the world right now. At the time, I didn’t recognize that a new path was before me, but it became clearer as time went on.

Has your next path is been revealed yet? Don’t worry. It will be. A few years from now, you’ll look back – like I am now – and you’ll see you were right were you were supposed to be.

So, enjoy the journey. Relax and roll with the changes.  You Got This!

 


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Wishing you health and happiness,
Deborah

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