We may not have it all together, but together we have it all.
Good-byes are hard. This week I said good-bye to the Life List Club. Not because I don’t think the club serves a legitimate purpose, and not because I dislike any of the other members. I was just time.
Actually, I probably wasn’t quite honest in joining in the first place. When I was invited to join, I saw a networking opportunity for a blog that was very puny at that time, as well as an opportunity to make new writer friends.
I’ve never been sorry I joined. I just hope Marcia Richards and Jess Witkins, cofounders and people I consider dear friends, don’t feel like I’ve taken unfair advantage by joining the club. That was never my intent.
As the name implies, the club is all about listing life goals and sharing stories about those goals and one’s progress toward achieving them. Very honorable and worthwhile.
The problem is that I’ve never been a list-type person. I know, this puts me out of step with most of my writer friends—and particularly with my LLC friends. List-making and goal-setting have become de riguer in today’s world. If you don’t set goals and make lists, there must be something wrong with you. You’ll never accomplish anything. At least that seems to be the prevailing attitude in today’s world in general and among writers in particular.
I don’t mean for any of this to sound like sour grapes. I love my LLC friends and have nothing but the best to say about any of them. And, no, I wasn’t asked to leave. I just came to realize that I don’t fit the mold to blog as an LLC member, so I resigned.
If you’re not familiar with the Life List Club, click on the club name and visit the website. Read the members’ bios, and read a few of the posts. You’ll see as you read the posts that mine don’t quite fit in with the others. I give this club my wholehearted endorsement. If you’d like to share your life goals with a group of very supportive friends and writers, you should get in touch with Marcia or Jess about joining. You’ll find a lot of love and mutual support if you do.
David N. Walker is a Christian father and grandfather, a grounded pilot and a near-scratch golfer who had to give up the game because of shoulder problems. A graduate of Duke University, he spent 42 years as a health insurance agent. Most of that career was spent in Texas, but for a few years he traveled many other states. He started writing about 20 years ago, and has six unpublished novels to use as primers on how NOT to write fiction. He is currently putting the finishing touches on his non-fiction Web Wisdom: Godly Thoughts and Inspiration from the Inbox and starting his new fiction work—a series of novellas set during the period from 1860 to 1880.
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet me at @davidnwalkertx