Planning life is like preparing for a transatlantic voyage in a rowboat. You need to strike out in a certain direction. But, you also need to realize that waves and storms will arise that will alter your course. So, what direction am I striking away from shore?
I’m looking into furthering my education. The first stop may be a small island called Real Estate school. Right now I need greater finances coming in for other options I’m considering.
I love screenwriting. Whether that will ever become a career or just a hobby is hard to say. But, I am a writer and a writer writes. I am compelled to do it. I am considering taking a screenwriting externship with the Film Connection. It’s basically an 8-month program where I would be working side-by-side with a screenwriter in the field. At least from some initial information I’ve received, this program would work around a work schedule. Sure, I could do an MFA program in creative writing. I may end up doing that. But, my biggest concern about academia is it’s detached from the real world. I want to be working with people in the field.
I’m working on some parables for an upcoming training seminar on overcoming writer’s block and unleashing creativity. I’m not sure when that will happen. It’s going to be done in conjunction with my writer’s group.
My dad is getting stronger. He does need a boost psychologically. He’s been through a lot and it has taken its toll. Still, we have a good prognosis for continued recovery. My brother is starting a new job today. I think he’ll do great! Way to go, Lance! So, that’s where I’m at right now.