Three Things I Can’t Live Without…by Susan Lute
I LOVE coffee. Most of the time I DON’T like to cook. I can’t pass up chocolate. Who can? Randomly, there are days when I can easily not do what I’m supposed to be doing, so I take the whole day (yes, you read that right) and read, read, read. On Sundays, except for writing this blog, I consider that a day off.
There are three things I can’t live without. Since family is a given, the first thing on the list is friends. When I was growing up, my family moved every year or two. Consequently I wasn’t very good at making friends. Too shy. Didn’t see the point, since soon I’d be moving on. It wasn’t until we landed with a thud in Oregon, and stayed, that I began to learn the fine art of not only making friends, but of being a good friend. Uphill climb. One that has taken more years than I care to admit.
This weekend, I’ve happily spent in the company of the best friends a girl can have, and not just the ones in the house with me, typing away, but writing buddies from all around the Portland area, and two new friends. You know who you are. So nice to meet you. I’m grateful these days that making friends comes easy.
The second thing I can’t possibly live without is ‘the writing’. Who knew I would be so passionate about something so fundamental to my life? Telling a story of emotional, and sometimes physical survival, that comes together at the end with a happy-ever-after, gives me a thrill that keeps my feet dancing. When I read a good book, I get the same giddiness of happy. Sometimes it happens when I’m out and about, and take a good picture.
As an indie author – actually this is true for all authors, no matter how we’re published, traditional, epubbed, or indie – I spend a lot of time doing social networking. Some I enjoy, some not so much. Which is also true of most authors. So, can’t live without the laptop. How many of us have customized our tools the way we want them? And now the Kindle. Yum!
The point of this post, you ask? Not sure, except to say friends have your back. Old and new. They hug and hold your hand while life careens around you. Most assuredly they add contour and color to what can, for some, be a challenging existence (not me, I’m liking where I am). So gather with me, hoist your coffees. Spill. What can’t you live without?
Posted on March 11, 2012, in General and tagged chocolate, friends, got your back, laptop, new friends, old friends. coffee, retreat, Susan Lute, three things can't live without, writing. Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.