Barn’s burnt down–
I can see the moon.
— Mizuta Masahide
When I first read that poem many years ago, I wasn’t sure what it meant.
Over time, its meaning sunk in.
To me, it means that even after losing something significant, there can still be something beautiful gained from that loss.
This poem is especially poignant for me now as I look back on my 18 years of working in higher education.
I thought that when I stopped working with clients in January, that I’d have plenty of time to work on my writing career and answer prelaw questions through Twitter, the Prelaw Guru Blog, and my personal statement class. But over the last four months, I’ve realized that writing is what I want to do. Full time.
I’m excited to become a fiction and nonfiction author. Last year, I published a middle-grade novel called The Contenders. This year, I’m writing a suspense novel for adults. I’m also writing a proposal for a personal finance book for college students to pitch to publishers. I’ve got lots of ideas for books for college students and I hope this is just the first one in a series.
If you’re interested in my writing endeavors, please stay tuned for my next post this week which will reveal how you can help me with my college book series.
It’s bittersweet to close down Prelaw Guru but the time feels right.
Last day to sign up for my Write Your Personal Statement in 7 Days online class is Monday, July 11, 2016. I’ve reduced the price by 50% and it’s now just $49! If you’re wondering what you’re going to write for your personal statement and it’s causing you stress, don’t wait another minute. Register NOW.
I’m grateful for the time we had together. I hope I’ve made your path easier, less stressful, and more empowering. If I have, then I’ve done my job.
I’ve burnt down the barn, but I’m taking away with me the moon.