This holiday, which has traditionally marked the end of summer, is actually the last day of my vacation.
I’m not looking forward to rejoining the rat race tomorrow, but I definitely took advantage of this time off. I relaxed, I ran, and I did a ton of writing. Episode Two of my TV series about life at college is done, and I am hard at work outlining Episode Three.
I decided to go for a walk along the waterfront this morning to enjoy the view and gorgeous weather.
Of course, my mind never stops, so as I took in all the beauty my surroundings had to offer, I was mentally writing key scenes in the next episode.
I know that nothing might come of this project, but it has stirred something inside of me. It’s as if it has awakened my slumbering inner writer, and reminded me of the special talent I possess that I rarely use to its full extent.
Now that it has been awakened, I want to explore its boundaries, push its limits, and find out if it could lead to a more fulfilling life for me.
Kind of sounds like the story of someone I know and adore…
I guess what I’m trying to say is that even though the song warns us to don’t be chasing waterfalls, I want to go after this one and see what happens.
Even if the series never gets made, I haven’t felt this alive, creative, and like a full time writer in a very long time.
No, I don’t want to go back to my desk job tomorrow, but I will knowing full well that as soon as I get home, I’m going to be writing the next episode.
Yes, Modern Philosophers, I say that we need to follow our dreams, go after what makes us feel most alive, and definitely chase that waterfall.
And I hunted down mine this morning. Here’s the proof…
Life is what you make of it, right? I could sit here lamenting the end of my vacation, or I can keep working to create a brighter, more exciting future.
I choose the latter. And I’ve got the waterfall picture to prove it!