So lately I’ve been thinking about missing out on things. I don’t mean socially, per se, but letting go of all the goals I had set for myself. It’s taken me a while to do the whole road-less-taken thing, though I use that term loosely because I did the route of university, then job hunting instead of going on to postgrad.
This is something I think about a bit, actually, and I think the theme is creeping into my writing – diverting me away from the other theme which is certainly welcome. I’m definitely going to work this through my writing further down the line… hang on, short story idea…
I look at people who are doing their own postgrad, or they’re in their secure long-term job prospect, and I wonder why I’m not doing those things. In this mindframe, it matters little to me that I have done NaNoWriMo several times, or that I have a novel series thing planned from one of them. It hides the fact that I blog, or that I feel like I’m improving my writing all the time.
Anyway, I wandered over to find a quote and found J. K. Rowling on the first page. Out of several quotes that leaped at me, this one was the leaping-est.
It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default.