If the only reward for the race through life is death, then may I forever enjoy taking the long or slow way to the end. Leisurely navigating around every detour and taking endless country roads. Because if our destination is ultimately the same in the end, at least the journey will be interesting. There are many wonderful aspects of our time on earth, such as growing older and understanding what truly matters.
Over the past decade, I have dedicated myself to researching and writing about the untold stories of women - their struggles, victories, and relationships. It has been an incredibly captivating journey. I find inspiration in every woman, both historical and present who bravely pursue their dreams, advocate for themselves, and overcome immense challenges. In a very real sense, my upcoming novel, titled "NINE HUSBANDS of Aunt Ida," explores this theme.
Our connections with others, whether male or female, can lead us down unknown paths. It serves as a powerful reminder that it is never too late to pursue our dreams and passions, stand up for ourselves, and never give up. We should never allow someone else to dictate our path. Your destination is always a choice. It may not be easy, and we may not receive all the support we desire, but it is important to connect with people through stories about life. The only people who count will always be there with support during challenging journeys.
Today's dose of inspiration comes from Steve Jobs, who said: "The most powerful person in the world is the storyteller. The storyteller shapes the vision, values, and agenda of future generations."
While the writer sets the stage for the journey, future readers keep the story alive. There is strength in numbers, but a writer's journey typically travels alone.