You are the author if your life. You decide where one chapter ends and another begins. The setting is your choice. You develop the characters through your judgements and notions. Are there heroes? Are there villains? You decide on the development of plot, where it climaxes, the number of falling actions and whether or not there are resolutions.
And, at the end of it all, there is the inevitable question: “Did you enjoy your story?”
I watched this video a while back. It struck me then and it really resonates now. We’re only a few days into finishing our contracts and stepping into our “new life phase”. Feels good to hold the pen, even if the hand trembles with fear a little bit.