if you’ve been keeping up with my journey you know how last year i quit my full time job as a teacher to focus fully on grad school and writing.
some days i am like, “wow, i am really doing this!” and then some days i am like, “wow, i am doing a terrible job at this!”
…and sometimes you wait!
it’s been an adjustment but i feel like i am in a waiting period in my life. one of my favorite books is “oh, the places you’ll go!” by dr. suess, for a kid book it has some really deep stuff in there. dr. suess writes about what he calls the waiting place.
Somehow you’ll escape
all that waiting and staying
You’ll find the bright places
where Boom Bands are playing.
everyday i know my future depends on how i handle this time in my life. i know one day i will get to where the boom bands play, but for now the things that make up my life today (the good and the bad) will be the things that allow for me to enjoy the boom bands and more importantly sustain the blessing. this whole experience so far of sort of going off the grid, leaving the norm/the expected, has been freeing. and i feel really blessed that i was crazy enough to just take the leap.
don’t go back to egypt
and to be honest with you guys, i have been focusing more on grad school than actually writing and publishing. a couple weeks ago i was feeling a little down about that, i feel like my hustle game hasn’t been strong on the writing and publishing front (i’ve only published a handful of books since last fall). in my state of negative thinking, i was like maybe i should just go back to teaching next year. and then i go check my book sales and there is this huge order on one of my books. so i was like, “okay, God, i won’t go back to egypt.” why do we always try to go back to what God has delivered us from? a lack of perspective can get you into trouble. DON’T GO BACK TO EGYPT. right now i need to keep my priorities on what is pressing…and that is school! when the time is right i can focus fully on writing and publishing.
with grad school i am starting to see the finish line. i wish i was enjoying it more, though. it’s been more of an experience of checking it off my list than a learning experience. yeah, i am learning stuff but i just want to be done. at wgu you can accelerate things, and so that’s my plan! i am going to pick up the pace…i just finished one class in one week. i promised myself i would get my masters a long time ago and so i am keeping my promise to myself. everyone is invited to my graduation party this summer! so not joking, come party with me in dallas.
being a dreamer and go-getter is tiring, especially when the benefits of your efforts are not immediate. but i can hear God saying, “wait…wait for it…” and so that’s what i am going to do, keep my head down focused on my work, keep laying foundation, and in the process keep developing as a person. and soon i’ll be out of the waiting place.
my next big project that i will be working on is 365devotions.com. GET ON THE LIST if you are interested in being part of this project by writing a devotional for an upcoming book. i am looking to collaborate with 365 people. if everyone on my personal blog list signed up that would totally make my day!!!
i have also added some resources to my resource page, and i’ll be adding more in the upcoming weeks. if you’re already on my list and you want the remake your life in 7 days resource that’s listed just hit the reply button on any of my emails and let me know. it’s a stress free 7 day challenge that will hopefully shift your thinking and ultimately your life. it’s a very non-threatening challenge.
i pray many blessings for you
i pray that if you are in a waiting place that your strength is renewed and that the process of waiting enhances your ability to fully receive what is to come. don’t lose perspective. God’s promises are true.