Write I Am

I haven’t written my “we moved to Jacksonville” post because I’m still unpacking from the move to Jacksonville and getting the house in order. YES. A HOUSE. You know, the one with the asshole snake in it. Every room has about fifteen boxes and now that there’s no carpet, tracking dirt and mopping it up seem to be my two main activities.

*shrugs in home-making defeat*

We moved about two weeks ago because it was the best option financially and someone once said that “opportunity is missed by most people because it’s dressed in overalls and looks like work.” I think it was Edison. Anyway, I really like that quote because now every time I hear the word opportunity, I think of someone in overalls with a hammer. I’m not in overalls and I don’t have a hammer, but I’d bet Batman’s baseball collection that that’s what this move is: an opportunity.

Every day for a week and a half, I’ve been able to write. Whenever I want. All day. Early, late–it’s up to me and it’s been MARVELOUS. If I wasn’t before, I’m now convinced that this is what I want to do with my life. Wake up, power up the Krueig and sit down at my laptop. And just let go. Write, write, write until my stomach begs for food. Write, write, write until my body implores to be washed. Write, write, write until Batman comes home and wants to talk about his day and what happened in the world and after a quick meal it’s back to the laptop to write, write, write some more because I can’t help it. And I don’t want to. This is what I’m supposed to be doing. This is my thing.

Everyone has one. Some people teach, some people heal, some people are really good at fixing things and playing music and doing math. Some people make great coffee and paint awesome pictures and speak sixteen langues and fly airplanes. I’m good at this. I know it. I feel it in my bones and I’m happy. I’m so happy even though this is temporary and I’ll have to find work again to keep supporting the Wayne manor. But I’m happy because right now I’m living my dream. I wake up and I write. And I write and I write and I write. And I know that somewhere past all my self doubt (that bitch) and worrying about what if I never make it, it’ll be worth it because I’m doing the thing that’s my thing. And that’s what’s important.

Anyway, I just wanted to say all that.

Oh, and what a beautiful day today is.


12 thoughts on “Write I Am

  1. Liz Blocker says:

    First of all, I HATE moving, so I hear your pain. Second, who cares about the pain, because you get to write all day!!! That is amazing. I can’t express how perfect and beautiful it sounds. Enjoy every single second of it. And you WILL get to do it again one day.

  2. Mason T. Matchak says:

    I just moved, so I know what you mean. I have a one-bedroom apartment and it still took me three days to unpack. (Not full days, and one day was devoted only to unpacking, dusting, and shelving over 400 books, but still.) There’s nothing like being in a new place to help you change everything and find what you need.

    And it’s awesome that you can write all day now. ^_^ I’m actually kind of jealous – if I try to write too fast, or too much, I produce crap. I only seem to get anything good if I only do one session a day. So yeah, jealous. >_<

    • cgcoppola says:

      Don’t be jealous. It’s a waste of an emotion. Besides, your entire life could turn around (for the good) and I may have to find work as a Walmart greeter just to eat. You never know what the future brings, so you’ve got to enjoy every second.

      400 books?? My hero 🙂

  3. Madeline Mora-Summonte says:

    This post makes me happy! Whenever someone has found their passion, or returned to it, is cause for celebration and gratitude. 🙂

    Oh, and I’m living amid moving boxes, too. Problem is, they’re split between two houses so I’m neither here nor there. I think my creativity might be packed in one of them….

    • cgcoppola says:

      Nah, she’s always with you.

      I don’t know what sign you are, but as a Virgo, I would lose my mind if I had boxes split between two homes. I need to know where my stuff is at ALL times, but hopefully you’re getting this all sorted out. 🙂

  4. Joleene Naylor says:

    Congrats on the new house! I understand the dirt thing – we are getting rid of all of our carpet and the floors are always dirty. It’s like there’s not enough sweeping time in a day.

    I’d say enjoy the writing, but you already are 🙂

    • cgcoppola says:


      It’s sweet, Joleene. I’m kind of still slightly bummed because I want to work on the edits for the fourth book but I keep thinking “just get this one done and you can go back to it.” But there’s still A TON I have to write. Whatever. Writing is writing is writing is AMAZING.

  5. Loni Townsend says:

    Woohoo! I didn’t even know you’d left your job. I’m so happy that you’re happy. You deserve it! And yay for writing!

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