Sometimes change is scary. Sometimes it is magical. I prefer magical change to the scary kind. The scary kind feels life threatening, even though mostly it isn’t.
Sometimes it feels like the above photo. Sailing out on this golden sea toward something not quite known, but it doesn’t matter that I don’t know, because I do know it will be wonderful. Not perfect, but wonderful. (Sometimes perfect is over rated.)
Most of the time change feels scary, but I’ve come to realize that it’s really about what I believe will happen. Belief is a powerful thing. If I think that I’m getting a headache, I usually do. If I think “I don’t have time for a headache” then I don’t get one. I try to remember this, but it doesn’t always work, because deep inside I don’t believe the headache will go away.
Yeah, belief is pretty powerful stuff. And you mix some fear in there…yeah, not good.
The sad part is, if I go into something believing that I can’t do it, then I usually can’t. So I love it when it feels like I’m skimming toward wonderful. I love riding on the magic.
Starting a new book is like the photo, only everything happens inside my head. I love the sense of anticipation, the feeling that my story is just beyond the horizon, that I’ll find it if I just keep reaching for it. It’s like magic. Magic I have to work at, but magic just the same.
What’s it like inside your head? Is there anything in your life that feels magical? I hope so, because everyone should have a little magic in their lives. Because I love passing on magic, everyone who comments on my blog gets entered into my monthly drawing for an AnaBanana gift basket (worth $50 in honor of NaBloPoMo). It’s pretty magical, too. Winner is announce the first blog post of the new month. 🙂
Pauline’s “sailing” toward magic has resulted in thirteen finished novels and some short stories. She’s currently working on #14. To find out about her books and more, pop over to her website. Or there is information in the navigation bar of this blog. 🙂
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