There is midlife magic in not being afraid to be ordinary. Like this…
Two people besides myself have read Mid Life Celebration, the book.
Polite comments, but no wow.
This is quite the opposite when I read it.
It completely inspires me.
It’s two against one.
Should I give up?
Signing a book publishing contract is cool and weird simultaneously.
Cool because it’s signed – this is a big deal if it’s never been done before.
Weird because reality smacks you in the face when all along you thought you were friends.
Reality begs, “What do you want people to feel when they finish reading?”:
Something so unexpected, so inexplicable that we are in awe of what just happened
Similar to a wakeup call, but less severe.
PS. And that they are willing, even eager, to hear more in the next book.
The worst thing that’s happened is this…
The worst thing that has happened is the best thing that has happened.
Our midlife crisis wake up call brings us to our knees – the worst thing to ever happen to us.
Our midlife crisis response contains the best thing that has ever happened to us.
But how does one respond to the worst thing ever?
Accepting personal responsibility is the start.
In all five of life’s big choices.
(rethink • reprioritize • recommit)
Signed the contract, and paid in advance, for the first book to be published by Christmas.
Also overcame the fear of sending a digital copy of the book to a copy editor.
These things always seemed easy from a distance.