Well, I’m not sure my environment today counts as the most challenging, but it has been trying!
I’m currently returning from holiday on an EasyJet flight and I’m surrounded by young kids, including in the seat right next to me and 3 hours in and the kids have reached the ‘are we there yet?’ stage.
When I land, I’m heading home to shower, change bags, pickup up some work stuff and heading straight back to the airport to head to Berlin to co-facilitate a workshop.
So now is the only time to write on a noisy plane, at 35,000 feet and on my iPhone.
Ok, so typing hanging one handed from a cliff in a gale might be harder.
The point is if you set your mind to it you can work in distracting places and if you use your time wisely you can always get stuff done.
In your head.
That’s is where life is.
It’s what we say.
We decide the narrative. We tell the story.
Good or bad.
Kind or hateful.
Love or hate.
Whatever opposites you want.
Fear or bravery.
Hiding or being open.
There are a million shades of grey not just the black and white options.
Whatever narrative you create inside your head, remember it’s you who creates it and controls it.
The story is ours and we get to write every line of every chapter, yet we often allow others to be the editors of our story.
Write it yourself, tell it as you want it, and the good news is you can always re-write the story, add another chapter, change the plot, even re-write a scene, change the characters. It’s completely the author’s choice.
However at the end of our story, the only thing we’ll regret is we didn’t keep writing more chapters.
Don’t get to the end of your book to early in life and settle for the book being done because it’s easy.