Wednesday, February 15, 2012
A Leap of Faith
A Leap of Faith
That’s pretty much what retiring from my career of 34 years and start my professional life over as an author/publisher was. It was very difficult to make the decision to leave nursing as a long and varied career but I knew I had to change something in my life.
I had gotten older. My interests had changed, my goals had changed and even my physical ability had changed over the years. I couldn’t run the halls for hours on end as a trauma nurse any more. I had less interest in the real characters I saw everyday as my patients, involved in real life dramas and more interest in creating my own characters in dramas of my choosing. Even in worlds of my choosing.
So I took a leap of faith and brought to a close a 34 year long adventure in medicine to create adventures and crisis of my own, all of them with the happy endings I rarely got to see in real life.
In retrospect, I think that was one of the reasons I decided to write romance. I wanted the HEA I had a whole lifetime of seeing people miss more often that achieve. Loss and death are a big part of a trauma nurse’s daily life and it can take a toll. I found solace and encouragement in writing romance that no outside support system or group of friends offered. Writing was truly a leap of faith that I have never regretted.
So if you on the fence about your writing, or career path, or the color of your bedroom—trust your instincts and take the leap. You won’t be sorry you at least TRIED.