This is not a "woe is me" story...
All my life I've spent allowing other people to control who I am and what I do, mainly my parents. I've also spent lots of time taking care of other people, mainly my son. I worked hard and while I'd feel like crap sometimes, I'd push through and maintain the status quo. This meant pushing aside any hopes, goals, or dreams that I may have had for my future.
Skip ahead to July 2021...
I finally was able to return to school and work on my master's in theology. Thanks to my grades that first term I was placed in a self-study program with a great internship attached. I'd always dreamed of returning to school "someday" - ever since leaving college in 1997.
In July my therapist encouraged me to think about my future and what I wanted to do with it. I've always known that I wanted to be a published writer instead of just writing for other people. This is why I accepted my internship: I'm responsible for the church's communication needs.
Now we're in August 2021...
I got some really exciting news this morning. I've been given the opportunity to write a devotional for a publisher about chronic pain. We spoke on the phone and she's also a strong Christian and we're dreaming of more collaboration opportunities that will come from this. I'm so excited that while I can't share all the details yet, I can say I see my God-ordained calling coming to life. Thank you, Jesus!
I share this with you to let you know that no matter where you are in your life, what you're doing or going through, or where you've been... God has a purpose for you. I honestly never thought I'd see this day. Everything I'd been planning, even throughout these last few months, has really changed as I see God's path for me.
Until next time, Stay strong,