The year I graduate high school and start college. The year my first book is scheduled to release.
I have a feeling this year is going to bring my changes into my life. And to be honest, I'm a bit - actually, way more excited about my first book getting published than I am about graduating high school. The day I receive my copies of Purple Moon in the mail is going to be so surreal for me... it's what I've been dreaming of for years. And it's actually going to come true!
Every new year, I try seeing where it is I want to be, where it is that I'm going. And where I've been.
Right now, I'm sort of in between the two. Literally. In between my past, and getting ready for my future. Graduation. The official start of my writing career.
Don't allow yourself to become overwhelmed or intimidated at the size of your goal. Ever since I was very young I wanted to get published early in life. I had a lot of faith as a kid, so I don't think I realized how unlikely it really was. But with God's help, the dream is coming true.
Think about a car. If it's not going forward, then it's either staying still or moving backwards. It's the same with us. We must keep our eyes focused on the goal ahead. Whether it's an addiction you're trying to get rid of, a level you're trying to reach in a relationship (including your relationship with God), or a dream you're trying to achieve. Yes, we may become tired, impatient, have doubts. But remind yourself that God is with you and can help you. No, it may not come easy or quickly, but as long as you keep taking the necessary steps and focus on Jesus, you will reach your destination in God's timing.
It's not easy reaching for a dream. At all. And it takes way longer than you had anticipated, too. But what I've learned is this: if God has placed the desire in your heart, you will get there. As long as you keep moving forward.