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*This post is written for this month’s BlogHop for The Insecure Writer’s Support Group.
For many I’m sure that the New Year is to be celebrated.
It’s a time when I tend to freak out.
I’m getting ready to start the second half of my forties, and with each New Year that passes, the ticking clock grows louder.
Throughout my life, I have experienced variety of losses. And because I am acutely aware just how short life really is, I can’t help but to feel that I’m somehow missing my calling.
A calling to what???
That question has haunted me for many years; and, I’m no closer to the answer now than I was a year ago.
There are clues though.
I’m certain it has something to do with writing, and with helping people.
But, that’s all I know.
I keep writing stuff, but I’m hopping from one form and genre to the next with no idea of which area should be my specialty or niche.
I’ve opened my blog to try and help struggling and/or new writers gain more exposure but feel I should be doing more.
Now, I’m looking at yet another New Year.
And I’m really freaking out.
What should be my writing goals?
What should I be focusing on that will bring me closer to whatever my calling is?
Is there any point in trying?