Sodaro's Stories

September 5, 2010

And so it begins…

Filed under: Writer's thoughts — michelle sodaro @ 7:09 pm

So I have officially stepped down from my job and am getting to focus on teaching, writing, and my doctorate. There is a sense of freedom like none I have ever known and I am at peace with my universe. It is amazing how the simple act of turning in a set of keys can allow you to feel like you can breathe again, make you feel alive for the first time in years. I don’t know that I have ever felt this good; I know I haven’t for a while and that makes me alternately sad and mad that I allowed this much of my life to pass me by before I put my feet down and said, “wait. I want to get off this roller coaster.” But my feet are down and while my head may be in the clouds, my feet are firmly on the ground….taking one more and one more step toward my dreams.
Last night and the night before, I was blissfully awakened by the whisperings of my muse. It was beautiful and something I had sorely missed. I had been awakened by many things in recent years, but nothing as wonderful as the whisperings about this story or this idea…I don’t mind the lack of sleep, that is what afternoons are for. But the middle of the night, I have to write this down now before I lose it; the feeling of being alive with creative energy; the need to write as strong as the need to breathe or eat…this I have missed. So whisper on, muse, for you have been patient long enough. It’s high time we took this thing out for the ride of our lives.

1 Comment »

  1. Enjoy your new freedom, and may your muse enjoy the freedom to waken you every night 🙂

    Comment by Liz Carmichael — September 8, 2010 @ 2:29 am | Reply

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