So I sit here, having just painted my nails (I’m terrible at it, but I keep doing it!), taking a break from writing out wretched lesson plans for which I have completely run out of ideas and I’m thinking about what I’d really like to do…you know that thought? You like what you’re doing – maybe you even really feel fulfilled in what you do with your days and you’re listening to God’s call for your life…but if you really sat down and thought about it, there would be just one other thing that you really, really want to do.
Now I’m not saying I feel like I’m on the wrong path here! Definitely not – I haven’t loved a job like the one I have in a long time! And my studies are really quite interesting and will open up some awesome doors in the future, leaving me with some top skills. And being married is ace – I love living with my best friend!
…but if I’m honest, there is still that one little thing that I want to do in this lifetime…
Write a book.
Anybody with me? Anybody love writing as much as they love reading? Anybody got notebooks filled with story ideas, half written chapters, scrawled notes and dot points that no longer make sense? If I had a dollar for every story I’ve started to write…well, let’s just say I’d have a lot of dollars! 🙂
So like I said, I was sitting here thinking about writing that elusive novel of mine and I turn to my better half and I say “I wanna write a book. That’s what I wanna do.”
His response was the most profound thing I heard all day:
Do it? Do it? Do it? yep – that’s what he said. So simple! So, so simple…what better place to start than with one word. A sentence. A paragraph. A chapter. Who knows what that could turn into if I just do it!
I wish I had that sort of clarity and ‘ah ha!’ moment for everything in life. Just do it! Gather that courage, embrace that moment and step forward to do whatever it is that needs to be done.
What do you have to do today…?
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