Since retiring from international banking, I work as a part-time Tour Guide in the beautiful city of San Francisco. Sometimes my job takes me to hotels located at the top of Nob Hill. To get there, I must traverse some of the steepest streets in a city full of hills. Cable Cars and buses can take me there, but sometimes I find I need to walk to get where I’m expected to be on time.
As the incline increases, the only way to make it to the top is a slow and steady pace with one foot in front of the other. One step at a time. Don’t look back, don’t look up, just keep on going. Sometimes I may need to stop to catch my breath, (I am in my 6th decade!) but to get where I want to be, I know I need to keep going.
Sometimes I feel this way about my writing. Sometimes the going gets steep, but the only way to get where I want to be is to put one foot in front of the other – – – one more day of words on the page – – – one more blog post, one more tweet, one more facebook post to let my readers know I’m here. As I make this climb, I know it’s best not to take too much time looking back. That’s not the direction I want to go. And while I may not yet be able to see the top, I know I need to keep my head down and keep on taking the next step to get me where I want to go.
Enjoy always, T