Saturday, May 16, 2009

Café Chat May 16th

Today's topic:

"If Fear or Finances (or any other stumbling block) were not a problem, is there something you have always wanted to do or try that you have not done?
Do you think eventually you will do the thing you mentioned above? Explain your answer. "

I can't speak in terms of something I've *always* wanted to do but haven't done...but I can speak of a relatively recent/renewed desire. I picture myself one day writing full time. Fiction and non-fiction.

When I was in high school, almost 30 years ago, I had dreams and aspirations of writing. Then, life happened. I married young and children right away. When I went back to college, I investigated getting a degree in something (Journalism? R/T/F? Communications?) that involved writing. But God had different plans for me, and I ended up back in Engineering. And that degree has certainly served me well.

The years went by and my career blossomed. Blessings abounded. I certainly felt like I had found my calling and any thought of writing was far from my mind. A few years ago hubby and I went on a Cursillo weekend. On the first day we were asked to write down our dream and I wrote "be a writer." If anyone had told me on that day that I would in a relatively short time have an article published, be writing almost every day as a blogger, or that I would be studying the scripture and writing articles with burgeoning scriptural confidence, I don't know that I would have believed them.

Now I trust in God's plans for me. I believe that those plans include writing. I see that some day I could retire from my current career and be a writer. In God's good time.

5 comments:

Toknowhim said...

Awesome...

Oh, I wanted you to know that my husband and I did go on a "Emmaus Walk" I hope I spelled that right :) I wanted to share since you said that the Cursillo was similar...

Kim

sharon said...

Thanks for sharing your life dream...I enjoy your style of writing and I guess you are already a writer!
May the Lord grant you the desires of your heart.

sharon

Heidi said...

Wonderful. Really and truly wonderful.

HisFireFly said...

I share the same dream.. and God is about to move the pen of the ready writer....

therextras said...

Me, too.

(Working on the brevity lesson tonight.)

;) Barbara