Every new year is greeted with vows of personal change—but change is something that is often unpredictable. You might start with one goal in mind and find yourself reaching an entirely different one, whether it’s your health, your family, your avocation, or your fate. We asked some of our favorite writers to share the moments when they felt their lives took a new direction.
“Motherhood, I had discovered, is like writing. It is isolating, and demanding, and occasionally euphoric.”
“I had dreams of becoming a rock critic, or a foreign correspondent, or an investigative reporter, or a novelist. All those things at once, preferably, maybe more.”
“In a flash your life shatters into jigsawed fragments that bear little relation to the whole, and just as suddenly it all reassembles.”
“I’m very organized. The ungenerous, including myself, might call me a Type A personality—which just doesn’t fly in Eastern Europe.”
“I’d been so caught up in this fast-paced career climb that I’d just accepted a deadening workplace experience, talked about it, then ignored it.”
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