Why Waiting For The “Best Circumstances” Is A Bad Idea

And sure enough even waiting will end…if you can just wait long enough.   

William Faulkner

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The pandemic did a helluva job shining a light on things that I had once been unable– or unwilling to see.

For me, a beam of searing white-hot light illumined the fact that I’ve had a horrendous case of waiting for (INSERT THE BEST CIRCUMSTANCES HERE) syndrome.

And I didn’t even know it.

Well, maybe I did.

Okay, yes, it’s possible that I knew it; but, I never really questioned it.

That’s right, I never questioned it until this accursed outbreak pushed so many of my dreams, like global traveling, out of reach.

Now I’m left wondering:

What in the hell was I waiting for?

Seriously, during all that time before the pandemic…why didn’t I do more of the things I wanted to do?

Now, let’s shine the light towards you!

I’m curious to know, so I’ll ask:

Why should you wait?

Don’t get me wrong, I am not talking to a teenager questioning the right time to make a serious decision–because in that case, as a mother, I’d say WAIT UNTIL YOU’RE GROWN….And then wait a little longer.

And I’m definitely NOT talking about someone who is debating the need to seek legal or medical advice for a serious situation.

I am talking to people, like me, who have been waiting for any number of “best circumstances,” future events, situations or possibilities to occur.

You see, up until now, I had been waiting for:

The perfect time to write a book

My daughter to graduate so I can travel internationally

The money to come from “somewhere”

My ship to come in

Someone else to “come around” or “make up their mind” or “appreciate my worth”

But guess what?

According to Faulkner, even “waiting ends.”

Unfortunately, it sometimes ends in ways we hadn’t imagined.

For some of us it has already ended.


And so, I see now that I no longer have the luxury to wait because waiting for the best circumstances to make a move has stunted my growth!

FORGET “best circumstances.”

The time is nigh.

Right now, I’m writing a book.

I’m finding ways to do things that I had previously waited to do…NOW!

And you should too!

18 thoughts on “Why Waiting For The “Best Circumstances” Is A Bad Idea

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  4. Solid Gwin! Absolutely solid!
    Write that book Lady Gwin of Mathilda! Write it now and get it out there.
    When the pandemic became reality and being but a few months from 70, naturally thoughts of mortality would edge into the mind…it’s natural.
    So I thought I am getting this fantasy trilogy done and I’m going to make sure it is a series as good as I can make it! . Finally got Vol I settled (4th edition), Vol 2 is under revision and Vol 3 is waiting another read through and it’s cover.
    What a buzz and a ride.

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    1. YOU are a major inspiration for me…and I’d say that Ron would agree.
      I really appreciate your encouragement—all this time. Sending hearts and kisses “across the pond” to you and Mrs. Sheila.
      Oh, and please tell Trelli my plans; even though I’m sure she’s busy helping you to get your stories out there 🧚🏿‍♂️Thank you! Thank you dear Roger🙏🏽

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      1. Hearts & Kisses received and spread about the house Gwin.
        Thank you for your kind words. 🙏👏As long the writer is not a jerk peddling Intolerance, Abuse, Hate or ignorance I am with that Writer! You go for it Gwin, get it out there and it belongs to the ages.
        Trelli knows (I never how, but she does) and she sending ethereal hugs and whispers of encouragement.
        She’s good at that. Sits or stands alongside me, nudging me on…and occasionally saying
        ‘You know that’s not how it went. Never mind what the other two told you, they’ve got mischief by the bucket load. Now concentrate,’
        All the best there Gwin..Strive on!

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        1. Love it! And I agree wholeheartedly about the abuse, hate and ignorance—who has time for that?
          I knew it! I knew it! I knew Trelli knew! That’s my girl! I’ve been fangirling over Trelli for a while!
          Like you, she is determined!

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        2. She made a fuss about Volume 3 It was all:
          ‘Roger you’ve got me flying here and there like I was some sort of junior goddess. That’s too much,’
          To which I said
          ‘I have six…no ten independent witnesses who say otherwise, and that’s not counting the elders of that Tribe you helped get free,’
          She just said….
          ‘Hmmmm. Well I’ll be checking thoroughly,’
          ‘Not without Karlyn and Arketre you won’t,’ says I… she’s too modest.

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