Some of my favorite quotes are my own:
- I make mission statements, not resolutions.
- It's a decision, not an ultimatum.
Pretty good stuff. Don't you think? The quote I'm most famous for, seeing as though my cousin quoted me on Facebook and tagged me?
- When there is no right answer and you don't know what to do, ask yourself what makes a better story. Do that.
Recently, I have been faced with a tough decision. That question echoes through my mind. What makes a better story? It wakes me in the night. What makes a better story? It haunts me in the shower. In the car. At work. What makes a better story? What makes a better fucking story?
I sat with this one longer than I usually do. Not just days or weeks, but months. I couldn't hear the story I would tell someday, no matter how hard I tried. It just wasn't there. I couldn't figure it out. What would make a better story?
Eventually, the story began to write itself, but it left me holding the pen at the chapter before the last.
I wrote him away. I had to. For now.
Edie B. Kuhl