Marian now writes. Marian now tweets. Marian now does all (or maybe most of) the things she didn’t do because she was waiting for everything to fall into place. Marian will excel because the opportunity will come and when it comes it will find her ready.
I have realised that sometimes things don’t fall into place when you want them to. But you have to keep moving if you want to progress. The honest truth is that sometimes you really aren’t making excuses. You really don’t have the funds, the time, the energy or the know how to accomplish all that you set out to. But Rome wasn’t built in a day. If you can’t run towards your dreams, jog. And if you can’t jog, walk. Whatever you do, you must keep moving. You must keep working on and perfecting your craft. Indeed practice does make perfect and if you sit still waiting for things to get right before you step up, you will find yourself regressing. Keep practicing while you are waiting. Keep building your dream. Your time will come, and when it does, you will be prepared.