A man should learn to detect and watch that gleam of light which flashes across his mind from within, more than the lustre of the firmament of bards and sages. Yet he dismisses without notice his thought, because it is his.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
My favorite quote of all time is Alan Kay: ‘In order to predict the future, you have to invent it.’ I am all about inventing the future. Decide what you want the future to be and make it happen. Because you can. Write about your future now.
Even though I'm a ferm believer of 'Trust the Universe' and 'live in the here and now' I'll go along with this challenge...
Let's send a message to the same Universe shall we.
I'm sitting in my conservatory writing on my next book. My fourth book actually. The first three made it possible for me to buy this wonderful property at a loch in Scotland of which I have dreamt of my whole life. It has everything I've ever wanted; Periodic features, an Inglenook fireplace, a lovely kitchen with a range cooker, and enough acres to keep some piglets and chickens and even some goats. I have even learned how to make goat cheese which I'm selling at farmers markets now and again. I live in a lovely communal village where the people are nice and friendly.
I have plenty of time to write here, to watch the changing of the seasons from my conservatory windows and sometimes even see the deer walk into my veggie garden. The feeling of not having to actually work for a living, well I do of course, my publisher is breathing down my neck for the next chapters but still, this is fun, this is living the life I've always wanted.
The crazy thing is that I never sent my first book to become somewhat famous. I never even thought for one second it could turn out to this but it did and I'm so happy it did! Living my dream sitting in the very conservatory of my dreams overlooking the loch and the mountains which I've seen so many times before but only in my mind has all come true!
Everytime one of the pigs is shoving it's nose into my hand I could cry of sheer bliss and happiness.
Is this the real life? Is it a fantasy? For me it's is a dream come true!
*Sends to Universe*
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