What’s the major conflict in your story? Is the main character (you) fighting to get through, or has that person given in to living a quiet life of desperation?
If you’re not satisfied with the story you’re in, you should read Donald Miller’s newest book, “A Million Miles in a Thousand Years”:
If you watched a movie about a guy who wanted a Volvo and worked for years to get it, you wouldn’t cry at the end when he drove off the lot, testing the windshield wipers. You wouldn’t tell your frinds you saw a beautiful movie or go home and put a record on to think about the story you’d seen. The truth is, you wouldn’t remember that movie a week later, except you’d feel robbed and want your money back. Nobody cries at the end of a movie about a guy who wants a Volvo.
But we spend years actually living those stories, and expect our lives to feel meaningful. The truth is, if what we choose to do with our lives won’t make a story meaningful, it won’t make a life meaningful either.
11 months ago circumstances (or an author) conspired together and forced me to jump out of an everyday sort of story and into a new adventure. Be ready. Your new story might be right around the corner.