I’m off this week. A little jostled. Like my tiny world shifted a little too much this week.
So today I’m still writing. I don’t want to write only when I feel awesome or when I feel I have the most amazing word for someone. But I want to write, and do it on days that I don’t feel like it too. Because I feel called to it. To write.
The one thing I hear over and over if you want to write is to keep your butt in the chair and write. Today is that day for me.
I want to write not just to feel better, but to see change and growth. To see this craft turn into something beautiful, an art work.
If you told me a year ago, I would thoroughly enjoy writing, I’d laugh. My claim over myself for years was I’m not a writer, I like math. I was really saying um, I’m only good at math not english. Which is a pretty broad statement to put over yourself. I like to do that, box myself in. Anyone else?
So this year, I’m stepping out. Writing. I have things to say and words to speak. Words that I feel are important. I have a story to tell, and I want to be the one to tell it. So I’m writing.
So, I guess I’m writing today to tell you don’t box yourself in. It doesn’t have to be perfect, but take whatever next step you need to move in what God is calling you to.
Sometimes, I like looking too far into the future, but the only step we need to take is today.
We have dreams, true dreams, that have been placed on our hearts. It’s our job to awaken and do those dreams. They are there for a reason.
I have so many friends that spur me on who are pursuing dreams and making things happen in their lives and their families.
Like my friend, who is a missionary pursuing prenatal fitness certifications because she is so passionate about mom’s and their health. If she can do it in Africa, we can here. Or like my friend and her husband, who are pursuing rental properties so they can live their dreams together. Or another friend who is teaching at five am in the morning before her babies are up to help their family, but mostly because she’s an amazing teacher and it will always be in her heart. Another friend who is pursuing a degree to be a nurse anesthetist, she’s dreamed about it, kept pursuing, and now has the opportunity to go and do that dream. I could go on and on.
Maybe the the key is to let others inspire you, instead of making you jealous. I like this option better. So, instead of jealousy I can let someone else’s passion pour into my life and inspire me towards my passions, whatever they are.
Be inspired even when you don’t feel like it. I’m working on it.