Wednesday, June 15, 2016

"Time and tide wait for no man"

Long sappy post warning :)

So I finally took a leap of faith and bought my own domain under my writing name, www.darceyannmarie.com.

This was a big step for me. I landed my first writing gig a couple months ago working remotely as a PR writer for a company in Chicago. I absolutely love it. I've gotten some much needed writing inspiration from a few West Coast adventures for the book I'm writing, 324 to #107.

Some of you already know this, but many years ago as a little girl, I sat at my bedroom window and dreamed of an escape from my circumstance to the furthest place I could imagine at the time....the West Coast. Fast forward years later as my mom was dying. I laid my head next to hers in that same exact house and found myself dreaming of my esape there again. I promised both of us I'd get myself there one day and I did. :) The book I'm writing is a memoir about the person I was and the person I am today, through the lens of my first marathon. It's the story of how a shy & fearful little girl growing up in the last house on a dead end street found herself at the starting line of her first marathon.

While I'm in this sappy mode, I also want to say thank you to those of you who have stuck with me and believed in me through my writing and running. I can honestly say this past year has been one of the most difficult in my entire life. But since when is growing comfortable? Running has taught me how to get comfortable being uncomfortable. At 44 years old I've grown tired of hiding and fear. It's exhausting. I read a heartfelt post the other day & it stuck with me....Among many other reminders about how it feels to be judged was this little gem, "Time waits for no man."

Today is the day to pursue dreams. Not tomorrow or the next day or the day after that.


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"Time and tide wait for no man."
Geoffrey Chaucer