Jess and I went to see the movie “Post Grad” last night. A so-so romantic comedy with several high points mixed with plenty of predictability. Even though the movie was just on the high end of okay, it did get me thinking. I walked down the dark steps of the theater considering how believable I found the movie. All I have to do is remember my senior year of college and the year that followed and I can confirm that it is possible for every single well-made plan to crash and burn. When that’s the case, the level of frustration can reach a point where you simply aren’t sure which direction you want/should/could turn. It becomes nearly impossible to trust yourself to take the reigns again and move your life forward because clearly your odds of screwing it up are sizable. Truth is, I still have days where that distrust in myself is a defining characteristic. They pass, sure, but eventually they come again. When I am able to clear my head I like to think that in a few years I will be happily able to look back on this time (this in-between time, such as it is) and realize I had no reason to worry while I waited.
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Fiction author and blogger rooted in Midwest America. My debut Christian historical fiction novel, The Hidden Legacy, will be released in 2018. Inspirational Christian/Catholic reflections, as well as short works of fiction, are published on the blog, "Carrie In Writing". I am a woman of faith, a wife, a mother, a runner, and a book lover. View all posts by Carrie Sue Barnes