A Look Ahead
by Myshara Leta
I’ve been spending a lot of time looking backwards. A lot of things come up, a lot of things become apparent. The natural progression is to then look forward to the future. I’ve reached a number of conclusions about the future.
Firstly, I want to edit books.
Now that I’ve been freelancing at other things, I’ve got a confidence boost and I’m ready to start looking for authors to work with. I look around at the indie book community and I know that I could provide them with editing services that would only boost their community. I cannot wait to find clients! If this sounds interesting to you or someone you know, here’s the link to the page: https://litandleta.ca/home/litleta-editing/.
I’ll share it around on social media as well, and post ads on some local marketplaces like Facebook and such.
Second, I want this year to be one of change. Things are being planned and movement is happening, but I’m talking more specific than that. I want to be more of me. It’s been a long time since I’ve felt okay to be myself, truly. I’ve been surviving. Introspection is a slippery slope, but it shows you a lot. My friends have been helpful in this, too: I get to relive memories through their eyes. I’m getting to know my past self again and realizing how much I miss about her.
A few things that I’m going to challenge myself to do this year, if the opportunity presents itself: piercing my ears, cutting and dyeing my hair a fun colour, and start buying clothes that I like rather than clothes I think I should wear. I think about my green fauxhawk and green vest that were staples of my middle school wardrobe and I think about the black vest I upgraded to in high school. Those looks were so inherently me.
I can’t to figure out who I am now, completely.
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