Monday, September 20, 2010

Before you are get there


Before you get there:

- the path will wind up that hill, through the valley and around the corner. The corner will look like the last several thousand corners you have past and will be followed by craggy mountain peaks or a pit the size of a craggy mountain peaks.

- your computer will loose all your writing, the dog will eat your homework, the baby will throw up on your while blouse and that dream, the one where you turn up in public butt naked, will come true.

- it will rain... and rain and rain and rain and rain and... you get the picture.

-Ten people will tell you to give up, seven will mean it, two will be your closest friends, and the last one could care less if you make it or not, but since he is going no where, why should he be happy that you want to?

-you'll query the book 3987276987 times more than you planned to. You'll pitch the dream, go for the job interview, take that next step, reach out, speak up and you'll walk through the door. None of it will be successful.

-Monday will be a bitch. Tuesday will be her best friend. Wednesday will side with the first two days, Thursday will follow cause now there is an official trend, your week sucks and Friday? Well Friday will do what it wants, cause Friday can.

-You'll bang your head against your desk, the wall and other people's ignorance. If your lucky that last one won't knock you out.

-You'll quit. Twenty times. Twenty times twenty times. Per day.

-You'll loose you will power, your imagination, your sense of fun, your sense of reality, your best mate and your mind. These are the signs that you are really close. Especially that last one.  REALLY REALLY close.

And here's the kicker. Just when you think you cannot go another step, when the road looks like continues past the horizon and on into forever, the day you let it all go and just breath... finally...

....you will be there.

What about you? What happened to you before you were there? Or are you like me and still getting there?

38 comments:

  1. Great post!!!!
    I wonder what it will feel like to "be there". ;)

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  2. Inspirational. You are nearly there, Tabitha.

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  3. Still working on getting there, Tabitha. But I'll never give up beleiving that I will.

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  4. LOL! Those are great - and so true! Except I've not shown up naked in public. Yet.

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  5. I like this...So true and hits home for me...I been there and done that and am still going through the BS...But you have to find that will to keep moving regardless...

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  6. That was priceless :) I guess I'm breathing but still not there yet. Thus my blog title.

    Maybe and here is hoping, this week will be better :D
    Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

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  7. I love your honest list and it is all part of our growing on the way to "there." :O)

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  8. Oh wow!! This was amazing! You have pegged what life really is when we work toward something and know it is where we want to be. Wonderful!! Love your voice.

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  9. Oh my gosh, I've totally been there--and am STILL there. :)
    Every day is a challenge because you always push yourself as a writer and strive for something different.

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  10. Wonderful post and very inspiring to keep continuing on your path, whatever it might be. Love the photo too.

    Mason
    Thoughts in Progress

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  11. Promise?....

    can that be soon?

    Love it, by the way!

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  12. Oh, Tab, even when you get there, you're still getting to the next getting there and the next and the next. I don't think we ever really "arrive" until our dying day. And even then....
    Karen

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  13. This is so inspirational. Thanks!

    Why do the people we love and trust cut us down? Luckily, not most of them. But any time it does happen, it stings. It crushes.

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  14. I'm still on the road, hoping there's something waiting for me around the corner.

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  15. "Monday will be a bitch. Tuesday will be her best friend. Wednesday will side with the first two days, Thursday will follow cause now there is an official trend, your week sucks and Friday? Well Friday will do what it wants, cause Friday can."

    Absolutely beautiful and true post.


    You won a contest over on my blog. It was for the awesome comment about schools sucking the fun out of reading. IT's a Mix CD, woot.

    You can e-mail me at fussymonkey2 at gmail dot com

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  16. I long for "there." When it happens I pray I appreciate it for all that it's worth:)

    I'm trying to appreciate the road along the way!

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  17. This was great!!!!!!!! Yes, still getting there . ;) *off to tweet this*

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  18. Love the post! I'm still getting there -- still going through the list. I'm jumping around a bit though. The friends and social life have already gone.

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  19. Still getting there! It's a heck of ride, isn't it?

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  20. Most inspirational and an excellent read. very thought provoking also.

    Enjoy your day.

    Yvonne.

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  21. Nicely said! I'm still on the getting there road and currently stopped waiting for the turtles to cross the road. But that's okay. I need a little time to just be.

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  22. Great inspirational post!

    I'm still trying to "get there," but as the cliche goes, the journey is more fun than the destination.

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  23. Tabitha, I'm sticking by my column from last week, that we never really arrive. There are moments of arrival, and then we're on to the next challenge. I think the sooner we realize this and humbly open ourselves to the plan of the Creator, the more quickly we'll be at peace, wherever we're at on the journey. But, that's not to say it's easy. Never that! But meaningful, certainly. I learning process, absolutely. Humbling, you bet! Worth the climb? I think so. And sometimes we do get a peek at the top, and from the times I've been there, it is worth not giving up on this life and what we believe we're to do with it.

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  24. Beautiful, Tab!

    I'm still getting there. Then again, I don't think anyone feels like they're there because there is always more rungs on the ladder, more to be done, to write. (Wow--a whole lotta there/they'res in that sentence. Whoops!)

    Have a lovely week!

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  25. Amazing post, Tabitha. Love it, love it! I have doubts in my head but fighting them. I will try my best to get there. Enjoy the week! :)

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  26. "There"? Where? I'm still going. All I know is, there are no brakes.

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  27. Thank for all those fellow travelers who stopped by :)

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  28. Friday can do what she wants because Friday can.

    Love This.

    My getting there is a long time in coming, like I've said and keep reminding myself, I write slow, and think long (or maybe visa versa or both). And it's OK. It's how I'm wired, and it's all good. Getting published isn't a race, it's a journey, right? :)

    Ah, Tabitha, you make me smile.

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  29. What a powerful post TB. I certainly needed to read this. Love the photo as well. Thank you always for taking the time to come to my blog and share your insight with me. Much appreciated. Blessings.

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  30. I'm still on my way...and regularly finding enjoyment in the journey...regularly, but not always...

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  31. Still getting there and at the pulling my hair out and then I bang my head on the desk or whatever surface is nearest. Glad to hear I am not alone in my madness!

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  32. You got that right! And yeah, I'm still on my way there. :)

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  33. Hi Tabitha... lovely post. I am hoping to get there. Am on my way, its a long journey...and I hope I reach there soon enough.

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  34. This is so amazing. So you.
    I won't be there until I see my Savior's face.
    And with my roller-coaster personality, it'll always be like that road you posted.

    Dear one, will miss you as I am having to SEVERELY curtail blog visits until 11/15 OR "Reclaiming Lily" is signed, sealed, and delivered. Hope you can stop by my place and spread some of your love from time to time!
    Patti

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  35. Love the post...

    I am getting there... I don't think anyone will ever be where they want to be... you see, once you have reached your milestone, you set up another one for yourself... it keeps us active, and alive, if you will...

    Contentment is the issue in crisis here...

    I am happy at where I am. I am glad that my plans are working out well. I am sure I will attain my goals. I want to make sure I will be happy.

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  36. Love the post...

    I am getting there... I don't think anyone will ever be where they want to be... you see, once you have reached your milestone, you set up another one for yourself... it keeps us active, and alive, if you will...

    Contentment is the issue in crisis here...

    I am happy at where I am. I am glad that my plans are working out well. I am sure I will attain my goals. I want to make sure I will be happy.

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  37. Just remember the 100 friends who believe in you. I'm still traveling - right along side you, my friend.

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