Posted by: Genene Valleau
Status: Steady progress
Lisa's post on Monday touched on something that resonated with me: EVERY member of our RWA chapter is special and unique, as is the role they play in our chapter.
Some members have the drive and energy to be officers. Others make presentations or offer their thoughts on the blog. Still others come to meetings occasionally and then quietly go back to their lives.
We all have one thing in common: the dream of writing.
Yet even the dream of writing takes different forms: New York Times bestseller, a steady income from electronic books, finishing a manuscript, or just trying out the dream of writing to see if it fits.
The economic upheaval, raising children, family emergencies, full-time jobs or the need to find a job, as well as a variety of other situations have forced many people to prioritize how they will spend their resources and their time.
For some chapter members, that may mean writing will play a smaller role in their lives for now. Others have followed different dreams, while some of our members have renewed their commitment to writing and are even more productive.
At this time of year when many people make resolutions, it occurred to me that perhaps we should make dreams first.
Some of you may already do this. Do you think about what you want your life to be? Do your goals and resolutions support your dreams?
I think a new storyboard will be added to my wall--one that includes visual reminders of my dreams for the upcoming year.
Happy New Year! Happy dreaming!