A friend recommended the book A Million Miles in a Thousand Years.
Have you read it? If not, you should.
It's crazy how certain books can really strike a chord, really hit you. This one has touched me.
It's basically about our lives as stories; stories we write. And that we have the power to write better stories.
What I take away from it is that I want my story, my life story, to be epic.
I want the world to be a changed place because I was here. I want to raise my boys to be good men. I want to have not just a good marriage, but an amazing one. I want to write books that make people feel, that give people hope, that people will still be reading 100 years from now. I want to qualify for Boston and be #1 on the NY Times bestseller list. I want to live on that ranch in Montana and make memories with my family...Epic.
Sure, these are big crazy goals. From the outside looking in they may appear downright impossible. I may fall short of some of them. Who knows for sure. But if I don't even try? I will absolutely fail. And I will always wonder...what if?
I don't want regret to be part of my story.