Hubs and I were talking the other day and I mentioned that Someday, I would like to quit my job and turn into a full time writer. Now this is nothing new, I have been saying this on the blog too and I think I say this to him once a week. But this conversation was different. This was on the heels of my completing the NaNoWriMo and he finally believed that I was serious about this. He asked me when would this someday come. Are you going to quit any time soon? I think that is when I got caught between the comfort of my routine life and the excitement of my dream. i told him that I will quit after four successful books. Even if I dish out a novel every year, that is a good four years away. So on one hand, there is this chickening out and on the other is this constant nagging inner voice that tells me to do what I was meant to do – tell stories! This was reinforced when I saw the movie Tamasha that was released a while back. This is what I wrote on the director’s page on facebook
I just saw Tamasha and this will probably sound strange to you, but it is my story. Ved is me. He does everything that I do in life (am not saying I have pranced around Corsica pretending to be Don!). Living in the world of stories, standing in front of a mirror and talking to myself when alone, being a decent polite, generally likeable person otherwise, a mediocre professional in a mediocre job who has not followed her dream… all that is me. I was not watching your film out there, I was watching myself. Not sure how many others would have told you this, but I have been questioning my choices ever since the curtain fell. Tamasha just may be the push I needed to follow my dream. So, my heartfelt thanks to you. For showing me what could have been and what can still be. I think I am on my way of becoming another ‘Storyteller’. Thank you!
So well, while I sort my priorities out, tell me… what is your Someday?