Sorry I haven’t been around lately. I’ve been mulling over Nattie’s death (read previous post for details); it seems to be hitting me in new and different ways each day. Sometimes I’m laughing over things she said and did, and sometimes I’m sobbing because she is deeply missed, and I think of her children. Part of me is still in shock. I’m working through it, though, and learning new things from her each day when I read through her quotes.
She loved to read, and to write, and I have been feeling the importance of living each day to the fullest, to not have regrets when it’s all said and done. Many of us artist-types have a bad habit of putting things off, both with what needs to be done and with what we dream of doing. I want to encourage us all to take each day as a gift. If you want to write a novel, start writing it now– don’t wait, because you don’t know what tomorrow holds!
Nattie didn’t know more than a month ago that she would leave this earth just a few weeks later. She had a list of books she wanted to read, and she was working through those, but probably didn’t dream that she wouldn’t complete them.
I don’t know about you, but I’m bad about procrastinating, and I’m taking Nattie’s sudden death as a wake-up call to do things right now! Live for today, not for tomorrow! Write now! Live now! Live life to its fullest, so that you have few regrets!
I have some creative writing projects that I’ve been putting off for business writing, and I’m going to start making time for the creative writing, too. I want my writing to touch others for a long time to come. Sure, providing financially is important, but the feeding of the creative soul is also vital!
I look at the legacy that Nattie’s life has left behind, I see the many lives she is continually touching through her words, and I want to live in such a way that I leave a legacy worth carrying on. I want to live and leave a legacy, don’t you?