X marks the spot

When thinking about my writing journey, I’ve tried to identify pivotal moments.

Is there one – one moment when everything changed?  When I could have turned my back on writing or become a different person?

What about within my writing journey – what pivotal moments sent me down particular paths?  What treasure did I find? Was there a particular point where X marked the spot?

During these A to Z posts I’ve mentioned various stages of the journey.  I don’t think there will ever be just one ‘X’.  And, not knowing where life will lead me, it would be presumptuous to choose just one from my existing years.

Perhaps every day comes marked with a potential X.  Every day has the potential to be pivotal – in what I choose, even on a small scale.  In what I say and do and think.  In what I write.

Those pivotal moments aren’t always external circumstances or even life changing events.  The most precious are often even more personal – a change of heart. A realisation I make about life, faith and everything.  A decision to change something. A choice to react differently to a recurring situation. An acknowledgement of reality. A blinding moment of hope. A touch of the divine.

Every day has the potential for one of these.

I pray that I would always be open to finding new treasures. To stumbling across different maps and new possibilities.  The treasure may be in an unexpected place.  It may be a struggle to get there. I may think I’m going nowhere, but am learning something without even realising it. I pray that I will take the time to notice the places the treasure lies hidden. Even if they are covered by darkness.

I pray that throughout my life, wherever it leads, I will see the places where X marks the spot.


A to Z posts – reflecting on my writing journey

A to Z theme reveal
A is for … acorns
B is for … bricks
C is for … change
D is for … dreams
E is for … empathy
F is for … forgetfulness
G is for … gifts
H is for … hiatus
I is for … imagination
J is for … jewels
K is for … knowledge
L is for … living
M is for … meaning
N is for … novels
O is for … observe
P is for … persist
Q is for … quiet
R is for … reading
S is for … secrecy
T is for … timing
U is for … understanding
V is for … variations
W is for … weakness

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6 thoughts on “X marks the spot

  1. I agree, I think every day comes with a potential X. We might not realize it until we look back, but we choose every day what we do with our lives.

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