California by Hal Bergman
California is the most beautiful place on Earth.
Miss you so much, my love.
A man who procrastinates in his CHOOSING will inevitably have his choice made for him by circumstance. So if you now number yourself among the disenchanted, then you have no choice but to accept things as they are, or to seriously seek something else. But beware of looking for goals: look for a way of life. Decide how you want to live and then see what you can do to make a living WITHIN that way of life. But you say, “I don’t know where to look; I don’t know what to look for.”
And there’s the crux. Is it worth giving up what I have to look for something better? I don’t know—is it? Who can make that decision but you? But even by DECIDING TO LOOK, you go a long way toward making the choice.
The main rule of writing is that if you do it with enough assurance and confidence, you’re allowed to do whatever you like. (That may be a rule for life as well as for writing. But it’s definitely true for writing.) So write your story as it needs to be written. Write it honestly, and tell it as best you can. I’m not sure that there are any other rules. Not ones that matter.
Wait, how is it Big Girl Bed time already?
I mean, you just wake up one day and discover that there won’t be anymore “holding your baby girl’s hand through the crib bars” sleepovers?
She might be cool with sleeping in a super cozy bed courtesy of the grandmas, but I am not ok with giving up our “dad laying down on the floor below, holding her teeny hand through the bars of her crib until morning” sleepovers.
If I’d known that those moments had an end date, I would’ve accepted a few (lots) more of her sleepover invites…