A Story For Now, and Always

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At close to sixty-eight years of age, it took me quite some time to realize that perfection isn’t reachable – at least not by me – and thankfully it is not a goal to which I strive. My second novel features delightful, and not so delightful, characters who are far from perfect but who reflect you, me, your coworker, and the person in line in front of you at the grocery store. Characters who face the truth of their circumstances and wobble between making something better of those circumstances or who get gobbled up by them and end up no better off.

A salient nugget of truth I’ve learned as an adult is that regardless of my past, my failures, or even my successes and regardless of the influences that have had the most impact on me, I can learn from those experiences, or I can stay stuck right where I am. We all have a choice to move forward and adopt what benefited us and discard that which did not.

A Jagged Journey speaks of similarly challenged people who make decisions that will change their lives forever, with some happily-ever-afters, and some? Not so much.

I hope you will lend an ear to what these people have to say. I did, and I am changed as a result.

2 thoughts on “A Story For Now, and Always

    Jill Weatherholt said:
    May 3, 2021 at 2:43 pm

    Oh my…I feel like strangling Gretchen! LOL! I haven’t had much reading time lately, but I’m really enjoying the story, Irene.

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      Irene Olson responded:
      May 3, 2021 at 3:03 pm

      Lest we forget, this is a story that contains a transformation in thoughts and an examination of judgments. I’m glad you are enjoying the story!

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