Hi, everybody! It’s that time again! Time to get your quote selected so you can come up with a creative story, poem, or whatever else you would like to share about your quote.
Ronovan is in charge this week and he chose the theme of:
Please make sure to link to Ronovan’s post HERE. Here is my contribution for this week on the theme of “change.”
The first thing I thought of when I saw this quote by Dean Jackson was the realization that personal growth is change. Think about the number of times you have experienced personal growth in your life. If you are like me, you failed forward. I personally look back and see that my path has always been in a forward direction with some deviations that became life lessons. Growth is change.
I also remember the friends I drifted away from because they chose to stay on their current path. I moved forward when they did not. Like the quote above, they wanted me never to change. They insisted I stay in that moment of time with them, a stagnant place. A place of no growth. I could not do that, I had to move forward and change. I felt like it was my destiny.
When I retired at 55, I thought I had lost my place in the world. I still had much to give, I just couldn’t figure out how to do it. I really had to sit down and figure out how to move forward. I had to change.
I knew writing was my future and I chose the path to move forward and have another career. I was finally going to do what I had dreamed of my whole life!
AND, I did. I started this blog and began to learn from all of you. I felt like a sponge soaking up the knowledge and the creativity that drifted in this part of our virtual world. I began to grow because I chose to change.
So I believe change is all about choices. But beware… you can make the wrong choice, and the change can be for the worse. I have always said, “life is not about finding yourself… life is about recreating yourself. It is your choice.
I am sorry I am so late this week taking part in my own challenge! After finishing that first draft of my book, I was exhausted! Exhilarated and Exhausted, is a better way to say it. I need a few days to get back on my feet and play in my garden. I feel a great “change” in my karma!
Thanks for stopping. It means the world to me! ❤
Categories: Writers Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge
Colleen M. Chesebro is a writer of cross-genre fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Her debut novel, a YA fantasy series called, “The Heart Stone Chronicles - The Swamp Fairy,” was published January 2017.
The book reveals the story of Abby Forrester, a 14-year-old orphaned girl who is entrusted with saving a community of fairy nymphs from certain ecological destruction. Along the way, Abby learns about friendship, love, and what it means to actually belong to a family.
Colleen’s writing explores ecological situations in the multicultural world of today. She combines real-life historical events into her writing to create experiences that will continue in the hearts and heads of her readers.
A veteran of the United States Air Force, Colleen is also a retired bookkeeper. She has an Associates Degree in Business Administration, and another Associates Degree in the Arts, which she uses to combine her love of writing with her passion for all things creative.
When she is not writing, Colleen enjoys spending time with her husband, dogs, children, and grandchildren. When time permits, she also loves gardening, cooking, and crocheting old fashioned doilies into works of artistry.
She lives in the United States with her husband and her two Pomeranians, Sugar, and Spice. You can learn more about Colleen and her writing on her website colleenchesebro.com.