Writer Henry Circle Plans Her "Mid-Life Awesome"

Top Quote After her mother warned her that the thirty-fifth birthday is the most difficult, Henry Circle decided to plan her own mid-life crisis with amazing results. End Quote
  • Syracuse, NY (1888PressRelease) October 15, 2012 - Writer Plans Her Own "Mid-Life Awesome"

    Fort Drum, NY - October, 12 2012 - Henry Circle's mother warned her that at thirty-five a mid-life crisis hits with the realization that youth is long gone.

    "I was thirty-four and expecting this personal apocalypse to strike," says Henry Circle, author of the young adult novel,"The Homeschoolers: The Ballad of Squirtina". I was just sitting around waiting for my beauty to fade and for depression to kick in as promised. But then, I decided that if I was going to undergo this major change at the half-way point of my life, it would be a positive change. Instead of a mid-life crisis, I would plan out my own mid-life "awesome," as I dubbed it." Henry had been dreaming of two things for years, running a race and writing a book. "I have always been a dreamer, but when you hit the middle point of your life, you know the time for hesitation is over, and you have to really go for your dreams and goals," she explains. "I started with running because I was always the last kid through the finish line on field day in elementary school, and I just never improved after that.

    It seemed impossible. I knew if I mastered running, I could master anything." Henry says that she did three months of training before her first 5k race. "When I first began training,I ran so slowly my husband would walk next to me as I struggled to jog. He would shake his head in pity as he watched me pant and sweat while I ran at a turtle's pace, but I stuck it out. Before long,we were running side by side." After, Henry Circle conquered her goal of becoming a runner, she decided to use her thirty-fifth year to write a book. "I knew my whole life that wanted to be a writer, but I was full of fear and excuses. I could always find an excuse not to do it. I finally committed myself to writing an hour a day, even when my four year-old was shouting in my ear, or I had offers to do something more interesting. I just kept telling myself, 'This is the year. This is your time. It's now or never.' Sixth months after starting "The Homeschoolers," Henry is holding the book proof in her hands, ready to send her labor of mid-life awesomeness into the world at large.

    "If I could tell people approaching middle age anything," says Henry, "I would express that as long as you are on this earth and breathing, you are not done. It is never too late to try something new, follow your dreams, and do something awesome."

    Henry Circle is a freelance writer, Mississippi native and the author of the young adult novel,"The Homeschoolers: The Ballad of Squirtina".

    For Immediate Release

    Mary Jenkins
    SeaStar Publishing

    henrycircleforever ( @ ) gmail dot com

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