Have you ever wished for a second chance? Wished so hard you missed the opportunity staring you straight in the face. Or didn’t think outside the box? I bet we’re all guilty of it and don’t want to admit it.
One of my favorite musicians talks about you get endless second chances one chance at a time. I’ve learned if we are open to what is happening around us and keep engaged these chances appear. And sometimes reappear.
Red Hot is about second chances at love and life. How often do we long for what has passed us by? Or we fail to see the present or future in front of us because we’re too busy looking behind or down instead up and forward?
I began writing short stories before my late husband’s death in 1997. I took a chance and submitted a few after he passed. Rejections rolled in and I got caught in the bitter pill of not being good enough. The more I talked with friends the more I realized how much I love to write. Writing for me is a release. Out of this I started writing poetry and got published in Fall of 1998. By this time, I’d begun to take chances on reaching out to dating and looking at relationships again. I spent time looking down and behind, until my best friend said you aren’t planning for more than the future based on the past. Talk about a wake up call!
I’m glad I found the balance between planning for the future and enjoying the here and now. Love also found me.
The count down is on till Red Hot’s release on the 17th. You’re invited to the release day party here. While you are waiting for the party to start, take a moment to share your second chances and how you used them.
Until next time,