I have a 40th birthday coming up next month. As you can imagine, it’s a moment that lends itself to introspection about the life and the paths not taken.
I decided some years ago not to make New Year or birthday resolutions, so I’m not feeling like I didn’t achieve set targets or anything.
In general, I'm pretty happy with my life: the choices made and professional goals achived. I don't regret the paths not taken.
To remind myself of where I come from, I decided to check my blog archives for this time last year:
- In June last year, I landed an agent. He got me a nice deal performing my children's stories at a festival, but he hasn't sold anything. When I didnt hear from him for months, I emailed him for an update. He didn't reply to two emails, so I assumed he decided we weren't a good fit afterall.
Note to self: phone agent and find out if assumption is correct.
- I quit blogging, and wrote an essay explaining my decision. But a friend encouraged me to try again.
RESOURCES FOR PARENTS AND STORYTELLERS
I decided to look through my blog archives to find posts you likely haven't seen, but which have resources you would find useful. Here we go:
Tips for storytelling and other parenting resources
Some bed-time reading