As I sit here by the window on this beautiful spring morning, I keep thinking about my new favorite song, TRY EVERYTHING, from the 2016 movie Zootopia. It not only makes me happy, but it inspires me. It inspires me to keep going, even when life doesn’t feel like it’s going my way. Hey, it happens to us all. Maybe we didn’t win the election we wanted, we didn’t get a spot in the school play, our recipe didn’t turn out, and we lost the big game. In my case, I haven’t sold a book yet, and that’s a dream of mine. But ya know what? I’m going to keep trying, keep writing, and keep getting better. I’m going to TRY EVERYTHING to succeed. No, it isn’t easy, and there’s been a lot of rejections along the way. But that just means there’s more I need to learn to achieve my goal of being a published author.
Have you heard this song? Give it a listen, and maybe it will inspire you, too. Find what makes you happy. Nothing worthwhile is easy, and we usually don’t succeed without failure first. Learn from your mistakes. Learn from others. Share your knowledge. Most important…don’t ever give up. Keep going! Keep trying! TRY EVERYTHING