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We all must have success stories...
By Allyson B Campbell
Friday, October 02, 2009

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What is your life's goal?

Lately I’ve been contemplating on a lot of things that have happened in my life and my husband’s. We have been through the worst and yet still we come out better in the end, with a lesson learned. The worst may not be what you think was bad compared to the things that have happened in your life, but it was for us to go through.

Praying for direction was one of the biggest things I’ve prayed for because with a creative mind, that’s moving a hundred miles a minute in my slow paced lifestyle, this would send me crazy sometimes. Like my mom says, ‘I’m always thinking of new things to do’. I do that, because I love the challenge. If I don’t get challenged I realize that I become complacent. This also stops me from finishing tasks that could later bring me great results.

Like writing, for example. You all probably know by now after reading my blogs that I love to write and one of the challenges that I face is that I prefer write long novels than poetry, and poetry is one of my newer styles of writing. I never did poetry before, because I felt that I couldn’t express what I wanted to say in short lengths. I had wild imaginations and stories to tell, that I incorporate in my novels and therefore I write prefer write long explanations of scenery, dialogue, etc. My characters are either who I wished to be at some point, or their experience was what I have experienced and/or felt at some point in my life. But whenever I turn back to the numerous amounts of works I’ve started, I wonder why it has been locked away in my mind for so long. What was I thinking at the time to start a novel like the very first one I wrote when I was eight years old, about a kindhearted king, who banished robbers and gave wealth to his people? What was I thinking, when I wrote a soap opera at twelve and showed it to a visiting aunt. I wished I kept that novel because it was one of my best ones. What drives me to coming up with ideas of stories and cultivating chapters that depict a fictional mind. I think that all of my novels are my best ones because it came from me and knowing that I can create an episode of out my head that entails lines that need to be edited and refined tickles me. I was the one that sat down and wrote each word, each line, and each chapter. I developed characters who fall in love, who went through an occurrence, and told a happy ending when it was all said and done. Publishing my first novel last year was one of my greatest success stories because I finished what I started out to do. A woman, who has changed “professions” to suit her mood, actually completed something.

As I go through my days, I believe now that Life is now one of my greatest stories ever, because I am still living and learning. I told my husband that we were meant to be great in our life because of our success story. I have realized that my 2007 motto, ‘Make it Happen’, was also his, because he jumped and grabbed a hold onto his goal and to his standards his accomplished it. It was something he wanted to do and no one would tell him what to do. I try to tell him about my faith and how I try to trust in that, but his faith is that you have to work for it, in order to get it; and I think that is still considered something to believe in. ‘So yes, I understand, honey’. But I say that Life will be my success story because what I’ve learnt is that things that happened in the past are the things that get you to make your own success story. You can work on knowing your own future and how you want it to be.
As I look back at the past two years have been stepping stones and I starting to note that what I do now is to prepare me for what’s coming and it helps me to keep my faith. I sit back and look at how it all has been a curvy road with some potholes and obstacles, and warning signals, but I’m still driving. As long as I live to see another day, I am still driving.

I am here in Germany and I don’t know how we got here. Why did our path take us here? Yet I know that we weren’t supposed to be at any other place right now. I’ve always dreamed of traveling to Europe, and sometimes thought of living here, but never actually thought it would happened. It took my father to say, ‘You said you were going to and now you’re there’, to make me realize that I was thinking about it. For three years I will be here in Europe and I will make the most of it because this is place for me to be now. So I will use this time to create my own success story because I will “Be the writer of my own horoscopes”, because I am determined to be a success. A storyteller who tells people that they can be a writer create the outcome of their future so that they could pass that story on to others.

We all must have success stories... What will yours be?

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