Use what you have

Tonight I’ll be spending my birthday doing what I love—writing. I have a second opportunity to write a story for the Kansas City Star. Last interview was done this morning and I’m ready to start writing.

Surrounded by boxes, my computer at least is set up and ready. I couldn’t find a note pad for the first interview so I used what was at hand for my notes… the Budget Truck rental receipt.

I try never to say no to opportunity, even if I feel unprepared. If we wait for life to be perfect, we will finally be ready when we’re dead. Obviously, that’s too late.

By Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith is a third-generation Ryukyuan-American, award-winning poet, author, and publisher with 20+ years in newspapers. Publisher of Space & Time magazine (est. 1966), two-time Bram Stoker Awards® Winner, and HWA Mentor of the Year, she shares Authortunities, a free weekly calendar of author opportunities at authortunities.substack.com.

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