It has been exactly 168 days, just shy of 6 months, since I made the decision to leave my 9-5 job and concentrate on my writing; a sabbatical of sorts. I signed up for a year long writer’s course. It was a giant leap for me, I thought I knew the dangers jumping off the cliff but had no idea of the juts and jagged rocks that would pierce me on the descent.
It was a lucky set of circumstances that allowed me to get a prime seat at the ballet last night. I went the day before to the box office and hoped a seat was left to be told by the young lady serving me that she could no longer go and she was hoping someone would come in to take her own great ticket off her hands. The next piece of fortune was being seated next to a lovely lady who was wonderful company before the performance and in the intermission. I am hoping to bump into her again next month at the Bendigo Writers Festival.
Kylie Parkinson is a writer, a reader and a daydream believer.