Monday, October 8, 2012
The Guy Next Door
Guest Post by the Author Kate Palmer:
Fall colors now dot the mountain view from my kitchen window. Each morning I wake to the crisp, clean smell of fall. The changing seasons signal a time for accounting in my own life, a time to reflect and set new goals. I’m grateful it comes four times a year here. I don’t know if I’d accomplish as much living in a more temperate clime.
I look forward to this time to reenergize and refocus. The changing seasons bring new excitement, new energy, new challenges, and new growth.
October 2008 is when I decided to try writing fiction. It’s been an intense four years of study and learning for me. I enjoy challenges and this latest project has certainly been one of the hardest yet most rewarding things I’ve ever done. It’s good to push myself to accomplish something difficult. I believe goal setting and achieving is key to feeling worthwhile.
However, this goal setting is a balancing act of great importance for me. I have to remember that accomplishing my personal goals only feels satisfactory if my goals as a wife and mother get first priority. Otherwise, I feel like a failure. There is a scripture in the Bible that has become my mantra.
Ecclesiastes 3:1 “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:”
These words are my guiding light in my many seasons of life.