Friday, February 27, 2015

Five Year Project


Last Friday of the Month
Life: that thing that happens when
 you’re busy planning things.

-John Lennon

This is the last Friday of the month, which makes it five year project time. If you feel like joining the group, or visiting the rest of us, you can. Here is the link.

My five-year goal: to have a world class publishing company.
 
For those of you familiar with my work, you know I use quotes a lot and this week the one above made it into one of my books. It’s always been one of my favorites, because it seems to apply to just about everything in my life. I plan things and then life happens and it turns out life, the one I didn’t plan, is so much better.

I didn’t plan to move. We were at our last house for sixteen years, all my kids had their first steps there; it was a good house, a house I planned to live in for the rest of my life. And then someone offered to buy it and now I find myself in a new house with five acres that are almost a blank canvas. I find myself with the little hobby farm I always dreamed of, but never planned for.

And my books. I am a nurse. I never planned to write. It was literally something I didn’t do one day, and started the next. It wasn’t in the plans, but it has been amazing.

So, my plan is to have a publishing company. Will it happen? Probably not the way I planned it, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.

How about you—has your life been better or worse than the one you planned?