Hello, hello, and hello! Did I say hello? Oh, forgot to greet you. Hello.
This is Colin, author and creator of the Seventh Valkyrie series, coming at you with an end of August update.
Still on hiatus from writing the series as I lock in on some other projects, like the weekly reedsy writing prompts, and also getting into the rhythm my day job.
Where We Are End of August
It’s not all sunshine and rainbows living in Costa Rica (in fact, there were some serious floods in my area thanks to a weird weather pattern), and I’m getting settled as a working, taxpaying independent contractor. Crazy stuff!
Ya know, a whole lot has changed during quarantine, and sometimes I forget to remind myself that it’s okay to be confused, it’s okay to be unsettled. It’s okay to be uncertain. We are living in crazy times, where it’s okay to not know what you’re doing today, or tomorrow.
I had a call with my little brother Hayden, who’s actually a big part of the “we” in Seventh Valkyrie, and helps me out a lot, but he’s just started college, and he called me last night.
He was worried. This is a kid that’s been on top of the world for a long time, just came off of a great summer, and all of a sudden he’s thrown into a college experience with quarantines and no activities or clubs, and digital rush.
It’s easy to compare today to what things used to be, especially as we try to return to some essence of normalcy. But I told Hayden this last night and I hope it resonates with y’all too.
It’s okay to be scared.
It’s okay to be uncertain.
And it’s okay for things to be different from how they were before.
We’re living in a new world, and as long as you follow your heart — as long as you can take a deep breath, and ask yourself if you’re living according to what you believe, and your values — then you’re doing just fine.
For audio listeners, check the website because I just put out another weekly short story. This one is entitled “Deep Cover”, and it tells of a disgraced soldier turned deep cover operative as she returns home for the first time in years.
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