I *loved* this part in the dedication of the book A Curse Dark as Gold:
And lastly to my husband, Christopher, for always being there. If I wrote you into a story, no one would believe you were real.
The problem with finding something that expresses your thoughts so perfectly is knowing you can’t use it yourself. . .
Has anybody told you about what to expect in your thirties?
The question came from a person who is very positive, so I didn’t fear the answer as much as I would have from another source, but still I felt myself bracing for what would come next.
It’s *fabulous* (she said). You’ve got all this stuff worked out and foundations settled in your twenties that you can just use and enjoy it all in your thirties.”
And while I have an inherent mistrust for the exaltation of any age (after all, it will eventually be over), I can certainly see this “best of the thirties” being rolled into the forties and beyond.
So I’m thankful for the encouragement and the timing. It will be at 30 that I truly have to knuckle down to an actual teaching regimen. The implication (and growing evidence) I could be at a “cruising” stage in my thinking and functioning takes a huge load off my mind.