Friday, December 21, 2012

Today is the End of the World

Today I woke up on the day the world was supposed to end (according to the Mayans).  I sit here writing this on my green couch, covered with a rainbow colored blanket that Hubby's Aunt made us a few Christmases ago, drinking coffee, staring at the fireplace and listening to Pavement sing "Cream of Gold" on Pandora.  A pretty nice, calm setting for the end of the world. 

I pondered life this morning as I read everyone's Facebook status updates jokingly say, "I'm still here!"  I laughed, and I even joined in.  This was easy to do because this morning I was avoiding two things: going out in the 28 degree weather to run and cooking for a Christmas party tonight.  I think my best thinking is done when I'm avoiding something.  I usually find those times to be my best moments to write too.

I was wondering if today really was the end of the world would I be happy with my contribution?  I have to say that I have had a pretty charmed life.  I've been all over South America.  I've lived in Washington D.C., attended a private university, have friends all over the US and the world.  I have had many wonderful people touch my life. 

I have a great family, three wonderful kids and a husband who keeps everything rolling at home...not to mention clean.  I have friends who are always there for me, even over several hundred or thousands of miles.  I'd have to say, I'm pretty happy with the way things have turned out for me even if life is not ever easy.  If life was easy, it probably wouldn't be worth living. After all, the thick makes the thin better.  Without tears there wouldn't be laughter. 

Yes, I'm pretty happy about the way things have turned out.  I would have one disappointment if my world ended today: my novel is not finished.  How great would it be to have finished that before the end of the world?  Almost done though--over halfway through.  Then of course, there's the second draft and revisions and then trying to get it published for years and years. 

But, because today is not really the end of the world perhaps I have years and years to do it!

1 comment:

  1. I love this photo, Lauren (and the post)!


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