Building a Life…

Building a Life…

What do you want to be? You pick. It can be ANYTHING. As  as long as there’s a market for it. And as long as it pays well. Oh, and don’t forget health insurance.

Taking all of that into consideration, the options are nearly limitless. Unless of course you have a family and you’re over thirty. Cause then you’re stuck. You might as well put everything you have into yours kids and hope they do better than you did.

People don’t really talk like that but they might as well, right?

I  recently had the privilege of reading an advanced copy of Building a Life Out of Words by Shawn Smucker. Thank goodness he didn’t get the memo cause in it, he describes the very personal journey of following his heart’s desire in a world that craves security. Yes, he’s a full-time writer now, but he wasn’t born that way.

As a matter of fact, just like the nest on the cover of his new e-book, living your dream is a messy business. It’s pieced together with every little thing you can find. Every last dollar. Every spare minute. Every hope. All of the strength a man can muster. There is nothing held back or set aside.

Thanks for sharing your story Shawn! If I didn’t already know you and Maile, I would want to.


Shawn Smucker blogs (almost) daily at He is currently traveling the country for four months with his wife and four children in a big, blue bus named Willie, looking for service opportunities as well as other writers to meet up with. You can find him on Facebook (Shawn Smucker, Writer) and Twitter (@shawnsmucker).

1 Comment On This Topic
  1. Shawn Smucker
    on Mar 28th at 8:31 pm

    Thanks, Becky. One of my favorite reviews so far.


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