Rewriting Your Script, Daily

Script – whose is it, anyway? The answer to that question is the point.

The waste paper bin is filled with so many discarded pages. They said to script how you desire it to be but somehow it never seems to work the way you wrote it.

Surely you would not have written in a divorce? No way! It was happily ever after for you, with your boy and girl growing up to be a surgeon and a lawyer. Then why has your fairytale turned into this horror story?

Divorced, over your “prime,” only child living thousands of miles away from you and you hardly get to see him, and your dream career never materialized instead your pension will require a Walmart shift boost.

Who Wrote This Script?!

This is not the story you envisaged and time seems too short now to start a new one. No need as Cassandra Clare said it well: “Life is a book and there are a thousand pages I have not yet read.” 

It is never too late to start again. Never too late to try something new. It requires only a willingness, that word again, to pick up that pen, turn to a fresh page and write a new story.

Several of my friends are over 60 years old with some actually closer to 70. They have seen and lived through many ups and downs. Failed marriages, children dying, business failures, loss of income and health faltering. Memories of the ups are what they tell me give them the courage to write the next page.

The key, they all agree, is to make sure that you and only you is the author. 

Various characters will be written in your story but best not to give them editorial rights. So many stories get altered beyond your recognition when you place the power of finalizing the script in another’s hands. No one can write your story but you. After all, you will be the one living it so does it not make sense to assume authorship?

Read somewhere that actually putting your experiences down on paper and repeatedly editing the ending of the story to one that is more fulfilling, can actually improve your mental, emotional and physical health. Why not try doing just that with the story of divorce, loneliness, no money, betrayal, etc? Change the ending to freedom, possibilities to take up a new hobby, better budgeting abilities and greater wisdom about sharing your inner thoughts.

Give it a try and let me know how it went.


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