Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Where Would You Like to See Yourself in Five Years?

I remember one of the questions my supervisor asked me during the review session in the company I had my day job: "Where would you like to see yourself in five years?" I don't remember what my answer was as a worker whose job failed to define me--a playwright at the time. As a writer, though, I do have an answer to that question, and I have had the answer since I graduated from WMU. Five years is a reasonable length of time to reach a goal, and it's not too far a distance to see things around us unless an emergency happens that completely upset our plan. It did happen to me in 2010.

That said, I am glad to be able to return to be a story teller again. I can tell a story in a tanka sequence and a haibun; however, it's a different kind of story telling. I have enjoyed writing them and will continue to write them. Meanwhile, I will be working on my long writing projects. Where would I like to see myself in five years? I got the answer.

What about you?

Happy 2014!

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