It was a busy summer for us and I simply ran out of hours everyday. It was work, kids, blah, blah, blah...but it was also my compulsion to complete a certain project. One thing you may not know about me is that I love writing fiction. As of this August, I have written 2 full length novels. Before you ask, no they won't be published. No, I'm not going to shop either out to agents. Simply put, I'm not that good of a writer. The thing is, I just enjoy doing it. I enjoy the process. I enjoy crafting the perfect sentence. I enjoy creating characters you can relate to and get inside of. But I don't aspire to be some well-known, published author.
It may sound like a waste of time, but for me it relates to what I wrote about in that ancient post on June 30th. It's about being who I was made to be. Embracing what makes me tick. It's about finding pleasure in doing what I was made to do. Heck, I feel God smile on me when I decoupage (my blog banner is actually a picture of a decoupage I did). Sounds ridiculous, but when I get my creative juices flowing and connect that to my hands...pure bliss.
I certainly find pleasure in more "lofty" areas of life too, such as the ministries I am involved with at church, and parenting my little boys. But my point is, there is A LOT to each and every one of us. Layers and layers to us, and it's fun to peel those back and figure them out and see "His appointment" in them.
So for now, please see this post as an apology for my unintentional blog sabbatical. I have committed mistake #1 from DO YOU MAKE THESE 10 MISTAKES WHEN YOU BLOG?, per Michael Hyatt (this guy is pure genius)! I'm pretty sure it's not my only transgression on this list, but oh well, what's a girl to do?
I'd like to end this post with a question, which would require YOUR participation (she says as she taps the microphone. Hello, hello).
[side bar] I am taking a a risk here, b/c getting folks to comment is hard. I don't know why, but a lot of us prefer to blog-stalk anonymously, right? Nothing at all wrong with that. I am a certifiable blog stalker myself...you can see where I personally lurk, on the side bar of this blog to the left, titled, "I Really Dig," which might be more aptly titled, "I Totally Stalk."
So here goes.
What is is that you do in which you feel God smiling on you??? Share your lofty and decoupage-esque endeavors alike...