44 Chickens

25 Nov
The way ahead

The way ahead

It has occurred to me  a few (million times) times before, that I both need and want to find a new career.

I did everything backwards.

I had a fabulous job with the newspapapers at 18, and now at 44 I am a waitress.

Weird I know, but that’s life. I have earned more as a waitress than I did in an office and when you’ve managed to pop out two kids and still remain single, you need to find money fast.

So here I am with aching legs and a body that just doesn’t want to anymore. Don’t get me wrong – I’m strong as a ox and fit enough for pride, but the fact is that hitting doubles while running up and down 3 flights of stairs really has become too much.

So what does an old gal like me do?

The obvious answer would be to write. It is my all – consuming passion. But what and how, and are there really people out there who would be willing to overlook my obvious misuse of punctuation and grammar????!!!!……………see what I mean!

…….to say nothing of the fact that I seem to have misplaced a formal education….I know it’s here somewhere……..

Radical life change at 44? I wonder, is it arrogant to think that I could use my words to support myself when so many others have tried and failed?

I won’t know until I try……..pity my dog ate my homework, otherwise I would definately have submitted an article somewhere……..

Chicken anyone?









Posted by on November 25, 2013 in Strings of Sentences


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20 responses to “44 Chickens

  1. Tash

    November 26, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    you cant write about use your life experiences without having any. At this perfect stage of your life you are able to identify with a larger group of people both very young and the ageeed d d d 😉 and your natural skill is to encourage people with the wisdom you have developed over time. You could not have done this at 22. but now at 45 (in a few days time) (haha) you are at exactly the right place in your life to start this journey…..go for it!

    • theforestscribe

      November 27, 2013 at 5:47 am

      Thank you sweetheart and what do you mean 45? really? damn I thought I was still 40!

      • Christine Gallacher

        November 28, 2013 at 4:44 pm

        Hahahaha Beth now you know why I lie about my age… become an agony aunt I am sure you could give some very good advice…xx

      • theforestscribe

        November 29, 2013 at 5:46 am

        I’d love it, though no sure the readers would – I’m a little hardcore at times – many times hehehehe

  2. Susan Donald

    November 25, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    Get bloody writing! All of your blogs are outlines for a book. Xxxxxx

    Sent from my iPad


    • theforestscribe

      November 25, 2013 at 7:31 pm

      I know, holding off until I meet ‘the Mum’ – have just started new blog on wordpress called Global Patching

    • Christine Gallacher

      November 28, 2013 at 4:44 pm

      True Susan…

      • theforestscribe

        November 29, 2013 at 5:46 am

        have to meet mum first-it will determine the rest of the book

  3. Johnny Ojanpera

    November 25, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    It is very possible to transition into writing full time. I did it. If you ever have any questions, feel free to email me. It is difficult. As far as criticism goes, I would say that your best writing is journalistic/activist in nature. You only have to jump! 🙂

    • theforestscribe

      November 25, 2013 at 5:41 pm

      Funny that, because I enjoy it the most but need to find a medium where I can write about events while still being able to express my personal views-not terribly journalistic, but real. Still mulling things over but you will def get a mail or two when I get stuck, thank you!

  4. quiall

    November 25, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    You only truly fail when you never try. You go girl! If you write it they will read it. (me too!)

  5. tric

    November 25, 2013 at 9:29 am

    I can 100% identify with this. We need a bit of confidence, and to get up and go. It’s not easy though. Good luck.

    • theforestscribe

      November 25, 2013 at 9:36 am

      well the truth is that my get up and go got up and went!!! hence the blog! it forces me to write and NOT bin my stuff – it’s a start…..

  6. Mark Lanesbury

    November 25, 2013 at 8:45 am

    It’s never a failure, just a testing to see where your at. Go for it. What is ‘it’, you say? Whatever your heart points you too. Put it out there as you have just done and let it go where it may! May the desire in your heart, hit the target of your life! 🙂

    • theforestscribe

      November 25, 2013 at 9:37 am

      thank you, gulp, trying – checking out freelance websites, though I can tell by the sick feeling that that’s not ‘it’!

      • Mark Lanesbury

        November 25, 2013 at 9:45 am

        Just make sure the sick feeling isn’t the fear testing you out. Have faith in yourself. On here you fire words like a machine gun. No difference, go for it! Believe! And if your still not sure, put a ‘Test’ page up on the menu, put some of your writing up there and get feedback. No, don’t feel awkward, I will read and I think many others will too. Better this feedback than when it really matters with something later! You can do it! Namaste

      • theforestscribe

        November 25, 2013 at 10:00 am

        hmmm you may be on to something, although here most people automatically tell you how wonderful you are so narrows down the serious feedback, thinking…..

      • Mark Lanesbury

        November 25, 2013 at 10:09 am

        Good, fire up the thinking, there must be a way to get that type of feedback. Why not privately fire an E-book (short story or something), into Amazon or one of those places. They take no prisoners with their feedback….plus, if it really is good, they will be all over you for the sale! Keep you afloat while writing something seriously in the background. That way you’ll know the process by the time you get really serious 🙂

      • theforestscribe

        November 25, 2013 at 12:02 pm

        also looking into adsense, but not sure if they’ll accept this blog because the readership is still small


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