It's not like I really thought it would be my very own HEA. But I have to admit I probably hadn't given much thought to what would happen after I got 'the call'. When you work for years to get published, getting that call is everything you dream of and the 'what comes next' is remote and shrouded in the mists of possibility.
Now I feel a little like Cinderella the day after the ball. I might have won the prince, but now I have to make the marriage work!
I have had to do a little mind-set adjusting to work in this new reality. Basically, I have a new job and like any new job, there's lots to learn, new things to consider, new issues, challenges and delights. I've had to do some re-prioritising in my life: I still have a full-time job that I can't afford to let go as yet (and actually really enjoy), so finding a balance between having two jobs, spending time with family and friends, having a life and trying to stay healthy and do some occasional exercise to make up for spending hours on end at the computer is, well, a little tricky.
But I'm not complaining. :)
PS - In a spooky bit of coincidence, I just received an email invitation to attend a meditation session, the subject of which is 'creating more balance in your life'. I think I might need to attend!