Each year, if not each moment, you are handed a blank page. To a writer, that’s both daunting and exciting – the stories we can create! To any of us, though, the unknown can be overwhelming. So much can fill the page; some sacrifices may have to be made. I can’t write two stories at once. I can’t go to school and travel the world. So how do we know if we are choosing correctly?
To be frank, we don’t. There may not be a correct choice among the options, as there is no wrong choice before us. There is simply a choice, then another, and another. Until our choices paint a beautiful story on a surface that once sat empty. With each choice, we gain experience. With each choice, there is always a chance to make another.
So let’s simplify things. Let’s get down to the fun, hard, crazy instruction at the top of the page. In a few hours, it will be 2018. Before you, sits a blank page and a single task: grab hold of this blank page and fill it in.
What will you place as the first mark on your blank page this new year?
Is it a story? A new travel experience? An objective to organize the house? Whatever it is, embrace it. And if you want some accountability, share your ‘first mark’ in the comments below.
Happy New Year.
© 2017 Mirissa D. Price: A Dental Student, A Writer, A Journey to Share.