the green hornet

Have you ever stopped to take stock of your life?  A real down and dirty look at where you are versus where you’ve been? 

I have…more than once.

February 1996.

I had just gotten out of the hospital after a lengthy stay, and I was watching a Green Hornet marathon on television.  I couldn’t shake the lingering dread as I lay on the sofa for the entire day…still feeling the effects of two weeks’ worth of pain medication…still reeling from having watched my life pass before my eyes. But something about the campy 1960s superheroes made me nostalgic for my childhood.  And my day spent with the Green Hornet gave me much needed perspective on life. 

I needed to spend more time with my children.  I needed to find purpose for my life.  And I really needed to finish the book I had been struggling to write for years. 

Fast forward to September 2011.

My husband and I just finished watching the new Green Hornet movie on cable television.  It wasn’t quite as campy. It didn’t have Bruce Lee.  But the car still kicks ass.  Oh, and the best part?  Despite everything, the movie gave me that familiar nostalgic feeling and reminded me of how my life has come full circle.  My children are grown, but they still need me sometimes.  I finally have purpose in my life…and it’s not cooking, or cleaning for that matter. And I’ve finally finished several books and I write a daily blog.  Who would have guessed I would actually become the writer I was so desperate to be all those years ago?

Now if I could only get a few hours of sleep, life would be just about perfect.

Until the next time…I’ll be counting down to the next installment of Daywalkers!

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Posted on September 18, 2011 .