She had just realized there were two things that prevent us from achieving our dreams: believing them to be impossible or seeing those dreams made possible by some sudden turn of the wheel of fortune, when you least expected it. For at that moment, all our fears suddenly surface: the fear of setting off along a road heading who knows where, the fear of a life full of new challenges, the fear of losing forever everything that is familiar.
-Paulo Coelho, The Devil and Miss Prym
I am quitting my job. I have given my notice, and in January I will be starting my new life, sequestered at my writing desk.
It is both my dream come true, and now that it is possible, my deepest fear. How to move forward with the only thing I have ever wanted to be?
One word at time.
I will no longer be a writer with a day job. How bizarre.