This post is about writing, music, and adventures so I posted it in both places.

Sometimes life is about living in the in-between. But you can’t just sit around and wait for the next adventure to begin. You must learn to live a life while you wait.

Yesterday I attended the first annual tea hosted by the local chapter of Romance Writers of America. The guest speaker was New York Times best-selling author, Jodi Thomas. She was both fascinating and aspiring as she spoke to us after a light luncheon of salad, finger sandwiches, and dessert.

Tomorrow is choir rehearsal for the Lady Luck Sweet Adeline chapter, and I’m hoping to finally make it it. Judy, the choir director, has been encouraging me to join them, and I’m about to take the plunge.

Writing, music, writing, music… still hoping to figure out where I put my biggest effort. I figure that by “auditioning” each, I can make a decision. Maybe I’ll do both if I can actually pull it off.

Our next adventure is a weekend beach trip. Ever since I saw that “drum” set on Huntington Beach Pier, I’ve been thinking I really should get my own set of drums. After all, when I was talking to my dad about our musical family, he said, “All my kids play the drums.” That explains a whole lot about myself – I’m obsessed with drum beats of all kinds.

This is what happens when you meet your father and his side of the family in your late late 40s – you’ve got a lot of catching up to do and that next new thing keeps revealing itself. It may be time to get serious about the drums.