Hello to anyone out there.
I've been away from blogland for a while, mainly due to juggling Easter school holidays with work. I really wish that I had a term time only job, but then again at the moment I'm one of the lucky few who does have a job so I shouldn't really complain. But I'm back now and will try to be a bit more of a consistent blogger!
One of the questions which niggles me as an unpublished writer is: "Am I any good?" followed closely by: "Will I ever be any good?" and its those kind of questions which can drag you down and mean that you don't write anything at all. A self fulfilling prophecy is ever there was one!
But this Easter I was taught a lesson in self-belief from my 6 year old son.
He was telling me that he was sad because it was Good Friday and it was the day that Jesus died. My eldest son is about to take his first communion next month and little fella is taking a keen interest in everything his older brother is learning. He's actually one of the few children I know who enjoys going to church (I don't suppose it will last). So with his current interest at a high I casually asked if he wanted to be a priest when he grew up to which he promptly answered "no". I then asked him what he did want to be expecting the usual answer of a footballer or a chef.
So I was completely floored when his answer was "I want to be God". Now if that isn't aiming for the top I don't know what is.
So there you have it. If my six year old can aim to be God then becoming a published writer should be a piece of cake. Shouldn't it?
Perhaps if we all reach for the stars we may at least end up a little bit nearer to the sky.
Take care everyone out there and aim high. You know you want to.