Looking back, I see the last twelve months have made for one crazy year. I wrote a 20,000 word eBook, formatted it for paperback, and expanded it to a 60,000 word Bible study. I prepared and gave a 1 hour talk each week on the Bible study, for 10 weeks, to a group of 130. The last week of the study, I flew to Albuquerque and taught four sessions at a women’s conference. And then all my busyness came to a halt and, though I expected it, the abrupt change left me weepy, confused, restless and overwrought. I was in a tailspin.
Somehow I hate to be without a project…what does that say about me? Something to do with my Myers-Briggs? I love what writer Stephanie Rische shared, so if you haven’t seen it, go check!
And while it would be good now, to sit back and catch my breath, the next twelve months promise to be even wilder.
We have adopted a new homeschool curriculum where the kids will be more independent of me. This means learning new systems and new technologies. But it also means that I *might* have more “free” time than I have had in years…and this feels like a call to action (though it really isn’t). But the thing that overshadows it all is that in exactly one year, we will be house hunting for our “forever home” (God willing), because my husband will be retiring from Air Force active duty.
The changes on the horizon keep me slightly anxious, because while I know that God is in control…I also know myself well. When difficulties come, my heart struggles. More often than not, I hunker down, grim-faced, and wish and wish that the hard times would pass. That isn’t exactly abundant living.
So one things that helps me to keep more positive about change is making plans. Making plans is fun, so long as we remember:
So if you see smoke on the horizon, in the direction of the Southwest Valley in Phoenix, don’t worry…likely it is me, planning out my homeschool, blogging, and hospitality calendar—AT THE SAME TIME! That’s me in the the next few years too. Prayers are appreciated. And changes are coming to the blog, so stay tuned, subscribe, and follow!