Time plays tricks on me sometimes. It seems like I should be able to close my eyes and be back in Brooklyn or Taipei or Pittsburgh, but it’s been years since I lived in any of those places. Missouri has been my home (again) now for two-and-a-half years, but sometimes it seems like so much less time than that.
It’s when I look at how much further I’ve come personally and professionally since leaving Brooklyn that I realize how much time has passed. Then I hoped to someday have readers enjoy my writing. Now I have the opportunity to write not only on A Small Town Girl’s Guide, but for other online and print publications, too.
Then I hoped to someday build a stronger relationship with my family. Now I get to go to Cardinals games with my dad or go to dinner mid-week with my mom. Then I dreamed of someday being in a place to begin planning for a future that included my own home and my own family. Each day I find myself coming closer to those goals, too.
When I saw my first guest post on the Missouri Division of Tourism blog, VisitMoBistro, this morning, I had that familiar feeling of time tricking me. On one hand, it felt like I’d just move to Missouri recently, but on the other hand, I realized that it was almost a year ago when the Missouri Division of Tourism staff and I discussed – for the first time – me writing guest posts for their blog.
I hope you enjoy reading my first post on the Division of Tourism’s blog, and I also hope that as you read it, you’ll remember that not so long ago, sharing my writing with people was still just a dream. Now that dream is real. What do you hope to do someday? Maybe now’s a good day to start working towards those goals.