Today is the first day of my new journey. I worked my final hours at the Elbert Public Library last night. I have been a librarian for six years and I loved it! I loved helping patrons find just the right book to read, answering questions, and giving advice and teaching how to do genealogical and historical research.
Why did I leave a job I loved? Simple answer - it is time. Time to focus on writing the historical fiction book based on my great-great-uncle's cattle rustling story. It is the time to be available to do more genealogical and historical presentations. It is the time to write new songs and perform. And it is the right time to leap into wholehearted living.
"Creating space and energy to write" is a comment Women Writing the West member Dawn Wink left for me on Facebook after reading my plans. How fitting! Yes, I am creating space and energy to write the book of my heart and share the story.
Today I sit in my writing space and write. I am surrounded by photos from my son and daughter-in-law's wedding, a photo of my daughter and son with their shotguns, pictures of John Wayne, vase bought on our 25th wedding anniversary trip to Arizona, a walnut bowl turned by my father, "boot hill" salt and pepper shakers from Jane Kirkpatrick, an oil painting of Bob Womack that connects my husband's family to my Women Writing the West friend, Linda Womack.
The guitar and mandolin wait to be picked up and played. Words and melodies waiting to be woven together.
This is my space and this is my time.
It also seemed to be the right time to give Colorado Reflections a makeover. Please explore the pages at the top to learn more about my new adventures. I am thankful for my supportive husband, John, who is joining me on this journey, particularly in our new music ventures.
Thank you, my friends, for your support and encouragement. I wouldn't be who I am without you!