Never in a hundred, never in a thousand, never in a million years, would I read the story of my life, start to finish. For that matter, I don’t think I’d try to write it, start to now.

In a good book, or at least a cheap paperback, the heroine (me) would rise above her misfortune and become an international success.

That ain’t going to happen. I may reach a point of settled contentment, I may reach a point of great joy, or I may (goodness) fall in love. But extraordinary success is unlikely, and frankly, I couldn’t handle it anyway. I’d fall right back down again.

But I can’t lose hope. I’ve had a lot of ups and downs, and in the last few years, through what you might call a perfect storm of bizarre circumstances, I’ve had a particularly challenging time.

Owl In Glasses Reading Old School BookBut I’ve learned, and I’ve grown, and I’ve moved forward. I’m wiser today than I was yesterday. If the last chapter of the story of my life reveals a wise old lady, preferably a wealthy & wise old lady, then my life will have been well-lived.

Okay, then I’ll read the book.


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7 Comments on “The Last Book I’ll Ever Read

  1. I have been reading your posts for close to a year now (I guess!) and I really like the straightforwardness in your writing. Have you ever considered writing an autobiography?

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    • Thank you!!!! I’ve considered it…but I’m not at the point where I’ll take action. I do want to take a writing class for that sort of thing, autobiography or memoir, I just have to save my pennies!

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      • Well, the thing about writing is it can happen anything, anywhere. So maybe, if you find a couple of minutes and are in a good mood to write, you can shell out some words and see where it is going.

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  2. I love that line about “never lose hope.” It really is what keeps us going, isn’t it? I’m glad you have dreams, Belinda. It would be wonderful to read a book about you someday!

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  3. I would definitely have to see how the last chapter plays out before deciding to dive into “my” book or not. As for writing one ahead of time…I guess a blog is a baby step in that direction. Ya never know!

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