The Journey to What Was Always There

right time for blog

In the fall semester of my senior year in college I was sitting in the office for the peer education group that I was a member of.  I was making phone calls about an upcoming retreat and adding items to an already lengthy to do list for the day.  I felt completely overwhelmed with the amount of responsibility that came with the leadership role I had taken on.  In that moment, balancing this with my academics felt impossible.  It was the same moment that I had the fleeting thought, If I was planning this activity because it was my job, I think I might actually like it.

Eight years later I applied to graduate school to earn the credentials that would allow me to work in an office on a college campus, educating students.

So why eight years?  If I knew that afternoon.

It wasn’t time.

I didn’t even remember that specific moment until I started graduate school.  That thought about I think I would like this, was fleeting.   It got hidden under all the other plans I had.  Plans to not engage in formal education any longer.  To take a break from the last 16 years.  To travel a bit.  To get an apartment.

Hidden, not lost.  It was always there, just waiting to be heard when the time was right.

My latest writing project is a novella in which the main character deals with these very concepts: rules and timing and the journey to what we always knew to begin with.  I can’t wait to share more details about it here as they develop!

Psst...Over Here!

Join my email list and be the first to know about new books and get exclusive access to my monthly newsletter where I share an inside look into the writer's life.

2 thoughts on “The Journey to What Was Always There”

  1. I understand these feelings very well, actually. I fully believe this is how I ended up writing. The feeling was always there, but I was too busy chasing what I wanted in that moment. I love the fortune cookie photograph; that’s truly a beautiful quote.

    1. marychrisescobar

      Yes! I could have written the same thing about writing, too. I always knew I wanted to do something creative but I drifted around through lots of things before I settled into writing. I had really been “writing” stories in my head since I was little. Thanks for reading!

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

%d bloggers like this:
Verified by MonsterInsights