Yet, like a book that has some peaks and valley's, perhaps my job is just part of the back story, providing the means to move me towards my ends, but not the ends in and of themselves. I read a post titled You Can't Just Leave Out the Boring Parts because often, those are the parts that build to the climax, that set the stage for the real story. Granted, occasionally we have the office drama, the flare up of tensions, the deadlines and demands that seem to pull a person from the middle. That's not the excitement I want anyway though. I want to feel the success of putting "the end" on the last page of my book. I want the satisfaction in knowing that a character I created not only met the challenge as laid out in my story, but did so in a way that has a reader imagining the possibilities. I like the mental challenge in planning a kick ass get away with a meager budget, and then coming in even below that financial line, and having had an even better time than imagined. I want to have conversations with friends and strangers over how we are going to solve the economy, the job crisis, the refugee situation, and then put those ideas into action, but not through the agenda of someone or some ideas I disagree with, just because it's my job. Regardless of my current back story, I'm ready for the next chapter.
I like these two different "Life is a Book" quotes. Each give me a little infusion of adrenaline to want to keep turning pages and not be satisfied with just my back story. The top meme, encourages keeping on, even when things are not great. The bottom quote, inspires endless possibilities. Together, I like where this book is going.