Monday, August 25, 2008

Elderhostel Storytelling

Ah.

After all the hassles with the college and VA today, it was such a pleasure to go to Cedar Lakes to tell stories to the Elderhostel group. I love telling to seniors--they remember when people sat on porches and shared memories, a few lies and a lot of jokes.

The evening reinforced my resolve to leave my current job and be a full-time storyteller/writer/??? who knows what?

I know I'll be poor again. I know it will be stressful. I know that all the sage financial advisers will say it's a very bad idea.

But it is what I am going to do. It's what I need to do at this point in my life.

10 comments:

Tracey said...

I admire you for following your dream :)

Candy Duell said...

You never know what is around the next corner. Go for it, and enjoy doing the thing you love to do!

Anonymous said...

Go for it Sue!!!! I know with your abilities and perseverance that you will be fine! I can't think of anything better and braver than following your dream.
tm

Anonymous said...

As you can see you are admired by all your friends here on your blog. I borrowed this saying from somewhere on Google,

Your own motivation in life is what keeps you going and excites you to live. Having a dream and a true passion to do what you love is what
living is all about. Remember this, and forever be happy.

Deloutre

ELLOUISESTORY said...

Go, Girl, Go!!! One door closes and another opens.
Ellouise

Anonymous said...

I'm with all of the above. You enjoy the books, the stories they tell, so it's time Sue. It's time you wrote your first book...wouldn't Dad be proud of you for standing up to the man??!!
Love you,
Julie

Mary said...

When you KNOW it's right, then it's right! Go forward boldly!
Hugs!

Granny Sue said...

Thank you, everyone for the encouragement. I've made up my mind and it's scary but then every new thing is frightening at first. I'm thinking about places to contact and how to get myself situated to be able to do this. One thing i will do is renew my teaching certificate--I only need to take 6 credit hours of classes to do that, and then I am certified to teach again. I'll probably just substitute so that I can keep my schedule flexible enough for storytelling opportunities--and writing!

earth heart said...

Good for you. We never know what our life can be until we're willing to risk change. I celebrate your choice!

Susan said...

Sounds like you have a plan, Sue. You can most likely get enough substituting work to help with the bills. Your library friends won't forget you either so you should be able to plan on some programs from them. Go for it.

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