My Dearest Wish has Come True
Years ago, I received one of the best fortunes from a Chinese fortune cookie that I’ve ever seen. It said, “You’re dearest wish will come true.” At the time, being a teenager, I applied it toward the possibility of an unrequited crush making an about-turn. Teenagers have these crazy kinds of thoughts, no? Well, I did. I even kept that fortune, and its duplicate which I got about a year or so later, tucked safely in my wallet.
Well, my unrequited crush didn’t reciprocate, which turned out well because years later I met the man I was really supposed to be with. But there were still those fortunes….
On December 14, 2010, I discovered what the fortune was all about: becoming a published author. That was the day “The Chosen,” my first book, was published. And now I have two more published books to my credit, and I’m working on the fourth.The realization of this dream has been wonderful. I love writing, and I love knowing my books are out there for readers to seek out and soak in. I’ve created six characters that I’ve come to love as my own children and best friends, and I love coming up with more and more adventures for them to go on.
I fully believe in Amy’s motto for the blog: Life is definitely what you make of it. As my own motto goes, you have to reach for the stars, and make your dreams come true. This is my Holy Grail, and I stand behind it 100%.
So the next time you find yourself getting upset or frustrated trying to reach your goal and make your dreams come true, pull back, take a deep breath, and realize that any dream coming true is worth the effort it took to get there. You’ll be happier you put in all the work when you earn the reward yourself.
Andrea Buginsky is a freelance writer and author. “The Chosen” was her first book, and was followed by “My Open Heart,” an autobiography about growing up with heart disease. “Nature’s Unbalance” is the second story in THE CHOSEN series. Andrea plans to write more in the series. She’s already done with the first draft of book 3 and has a concept for book 4. You can find Andrea on her website, Andi’s Realm. Her books are available at Amazon.