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.
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