Tonight, there are 31,000 words I want to write. So many things I want to share with you that I just don’t know where to start. The good news is, this is my space, and I’ll share them all as I get the time. There are lots of things to talk about (like our APRIL trip to Wisconsin, Aruba, Greg’s parents’ visit, putting our house on the market and all the fun that’s been, the kids going to school), but my mind is not really on them tonight. Nor is it on the two new projects I really want to kick off (a blog solely dedicated to my lifestyle journey and a book I’ve really been needing to write). But those are all things that have me on the path to where I want to go.
And sometimes, like I am in the photo above, it’s good to just sit my butt in a chair, toes in the sand, and not have a care in the world. (Founder and CEO of Thirty-One, Cindy Monroe, would call that what her husband and mine d0 – “playing in the grass”.) But tonight? Tonight I have 31,000 goals and not a clue which one of them I want to start in on.
But I am on the path and know that there are big things out there for me. I just have to find my niche, as a friend and coach told me. Once I do, the fact that I lead with my heart will shine through and big things will happen.
Along this path, I am also learning about patience. God has a plan, it’s waiting in His time to find the answers. One of the major things is something that could be very good for my family, but it will take some prayers and is definitely taking patience. But I know that I am on the path to a career I love, one way or the other. Frighteningly, a co-worker told me today that I essentially have 41 more years to work before I can retire…and I don’t like those stats.
What I do like, however, is that this mama has goals. She’s taken a break here in July to sit in the sand and think. She’s taken a trip to be with 15,000 other women like her to dream. And she’s set some pretty incredible goals. It’s just getting her feet on the path and asking for God’s guidance and Greg’s patience with her has the journey continues to unfold.
While I do not know what tomorrow brings, what school district our kids will be in when school begins, or even if I’ll be able to go to the annual Resting Place retreat, I do know this one thing: God has me on the path to something that I cannot wait to experience.
And that? That is enough.