As I’ve mentioned, I used a great deal of my summer break to ponder and pray about my purpose- as a mother, as a wife, as a human being, but especially as author of Life Happens When. I’ve been trying desperately to listen to God’s call and surrender to it.
After many hours in quiet contemplation and even more time in conversation with friends and family, I’ve concluded that I am heeding God’s call.
I am a passionate writer and have been since I was in the first grade. I know God gifted me this talent and I know He meant for me to use my words to create good in the world.
I hoped and prayed that my writing would pull double duty, though. I wanted to create good, offer inspiration, encourage others. Was it so much to ask that I might make a little money, too? And that’s where my discouragement and confusion stemmed from.
We all want to think our ideas are awesome, right? We all want to do what we love and be successful at it! I’m as human as the next person.
As I grappled with my feelings of frustration and failure this summer, I came to realize a few universal truths.
What I want and what God wants are not always one in the same.
Success is not necessarily measured by how much money we make.
Most people spend years developing a talent or a craft.
While I have been writing since first grade, I haven’t been writing in a defined niche for very long at all. While I haven’t made one penny off this blog, I’ve talked to many readers who’ve encouraged me to continue encouraging them.
I am excited and very pleased to tell you that after many months of deliberation, I believe with my entire being that I’m right where I need to be.
I’ll still be moving forward, plugging along, making a few minor changes here and there, but staying true to who I am and who I’ve always been.
I hope you’ll stay along for the ride!
Life happens when we realize we are right where we need to be!
Stop by tomorrow where I’ll clear a few things up as to who I am exactly and what you can expect from me in the future! See you then!
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