I’m one of those people who likes to think that she’s stress-free and that I have no worries. To be honest most of the time I can escape into “my world” which is full of characters who live exciting lives and I don’t really touch base in reality except with my family. I talk and laugh with them and try to insulate myself from the worries that go along with living.
When I am not in “my world” it is easy for me to be overwhelmed by the number of things that are out of my control. I had to try a new hair salon yesterday to get ready for my first ever romance writing conference in the UK and it was familiar and sort of comforting to smell the chemicals used for the hair dye. Silly I know.
I don’t like change. I don’t care that usually changes bring about something good and unexpected in my life. I like my routine.
I try to write characters that embrace change because each time I do I get a little closer to seeing something good that’s come from a major upheaval in my life. Willow in Calling All The Shots doesn’t like change and kind of hunkers down when things change around her whereas Jack rolls with. He even expects change because life has proven to him that it isn’t stable.
What about you? Do you like change or do you really like your routine? Has your life been nice and calm or do you always find yourself trying something new?