Saturday, April 10, 2010
Live life while you still have time!
I took my baby girl on a date today. She turns eight this month and is my only daughter, so I want to spoil her rotten! We went to the mall and tried on lots of different shoes then bought some. Tried on all sorts of jewelry, then bought some. SO FUN!! I was tempted to get my ear pierced up high in the cartilage area, but refrained. I've always thought that was pretty. Maybe I'm a bit of a rebel. Maybe not. I don't know.
Then I took Heidi to Iggy's for lunch. She had spaghetti and meatballs, and I had their Monteray (sp) salad. Then we shared. It was so yummy. She kept saying, "This is the best day." Then we ran across the street to the spacious Larry H. Miller theater to see How to Train Your Dragon! So flippin' good! I even cried. All that tells you is what a boob I am though. I cry in commercials too.
When we came home, we sat down on the bathroom floor and painted our toenails hot pink! We even used little jewels to make our toes really flash! What a beautiful day for me and my sweet little Heidi Ho.
The moral of the story is this. Don't just write about it--do it! So often as writers, we can think up the sexiest love scenes, the scariest thriller scenes, the saddest death scenes etc... Do we stop to live those things in real life? How hot is your sex life? If it's not hot, CHANGE IT! If you want fabulous memories, you have to live them, not just write them.
I love writing with all my heart. There is something immensely thrilling about going to la la land and creating great drama. But let me tell you, I want real memories too. I want great sex for real, great vacations for real, exotic food for real. I don't want to experience those things only in my mind.
So my proposal is this. Get off your computer and do at least one BIG thing this week. Change it up. Make your life as exciting as your books. It doesn't matter if you're a stay at home mom or dad or the CEO of a fortune 500 company. Do something different and wonderful and then come back here and tell me what you did.
This week, I took Heidi out on a date she'll always remember and next week I'm taking my kids to Disneyland for the first time ever. I'm going to live life while I still have time! That is my new goal for the rest of my life and maybe, just maybe, I'll get my ear pierced too!