It’s the small things.
Yesterday, I received word that an article I wrote was published online at Bucket List Publications. I’ll confess that my heart made a little flip flop of excitement. I ran downstairs to tell my husband.
I assured him that I thought one small article written for fun and exposure rather than pay hardly seemed worthy of a celebration. A sense of achievement did fill me with a bit of pride though.
Today, my son sent me a text saying he had read my article and really liked it. Again, I chuckled at how something so seemingly insignificant could mean so much to me.
I replied to his text with:
It’s encouraging to have something positive happen in the direction you’re headed even if it’s a really small something.
As writers we spend so much time putting in the work: learning our craft, writing, editing, rewriting, making connections, building platforms, marketing our work—and sometimes it seems as if we’re not getting anywhere.
Will I ever make a difference? Will anyone notice? Will my message be heard or helpful?
Then someone puts your words in print (or cyber print as the case may be). A crisp breeze of relief blows through your spirit, and you think Maybe, I am making progress!
Thank you Bucket List Publications for the breeze you sent my way!
Do you have an adventure to share? When have you felt a cool breeze of encouragement blowing your way?
For some amazing stories of adventure and extreme challenges, check out Bucket List Publications and editor, Lesley Carter