Once Upon A Time | Victor Benoun

Victor Benoun


I’m a big fan of the television program, Once Upon A Time. This past season was all about the characters finding their own happy ending; villains and hero’s alike. The central focus fell on a character named, The Author. He’s the one who determined everyone’s story, everyone’s life, and everyone’s outcome.

I love the show because it’s not just great writing, its great storytelling. That got me thinking about my life, my story and my outcome. After all, aren’t we the Author of our life and our own tale? What do you think? Are you writing your own plot or are you allowing someone else to do it for you, and determine your outcome?

We all have the power to chronicle and narrate our outcome and our happy ending. If you like the way things are going or if you don’t, I’d like to suggest you take some time now to write about how you want your life to be. What’s the big picture? Why are you doing the things that you are doing and where is it taking you? You can write a script for the rest of this year, month by month, and then year by year.

Will surprises and unplanned events pop up? Of course. These events create a full, well rounded life. These are all subplots of our lives. However I think if we take the time to write out the life we dream about, in glorious detail and in living color, we have the opportunity to live the life of our dreams. And then we will live, happily ever after.