Thursday, April 14

Begin Again

by Margie Senechal

For me, the last couple of years have been about change.

Leaving my safe--if at times frustrating--job without a back up was a leap of faith. I spent a summer just doing whatever I felt like doing before getting a job.

The job I have now doesn't pay near as much as my previous position, but I'm doing what I want to do. I get to freestyle merchandise--setting up displays, rearranging walls of product--pretty much 75 percent of my time. This week has been particularly challenging, i.e. fun, as there's a company-wide initiative to flop Baby Depot which is my department. Today is my 8th day in a row. At times, I think I'm getting too old for this stuff. At least that's what my body says when I wake up in the morning. But, I do love what I do.

And with this job came the reinvention of me. For years, I was told/thought I wasn't a good cook. Hey, guess what? I have fooled my new co-workers into believing I'm a good cook. The truth is somewhere in between. And really, I give a lot of credit to those Facebook videos that give you recipes. I see them and think, "Well, I can do that." And I can. 

And now, I'm reinventing Bix. I told you last week that I'd opened my newest file for him and was surprised how much I liked those three chapters. 

This week I've expanded on those and added more. And I'm really liking what's happening. By the time I'm done again--fifth time's the charm, right??--I expect it to be totally new. 

It's a fresh approach in that I'm not grafting any of the original story into it--except the characters and the premise of a witness protection town.

And like the reinvention of self, it's another leap of faith. But, then, isn't every story?

11 comments:

  1. Writing is ALL about leaps of faith, isn't it? Nice post, Margie.

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  2. Good post, Margie and I'm with Liz--writing is all about leaps of faith. Putting Bix out there will be another leap, but you are so up to it! Have fun with this new approach!

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    1. Thanks, Nan! Hopefully this one will be the right one.

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  3. fun! good luck re-bix-ing, Margie!

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