I have been inspired lately by the people who surround me to really go after my dreams. I admit I was a little ashamed that it took some prompting, seeing how I have the reputation of being an over-achiever. But that is simply pride: I was scared. I am painfully afraid of making mistakes — I do so hate them. I haven’t really pursued some of my greatest dreams because I don’t know how I will take it if I fail in the process. Clearly this is a heart issue, and I am so very grateful to God that He and I are working on it.
So. I am embarking on the path. I proceed with prayer, because any journey taken without the approval first from God will not have the potential to fail, it will. I am prayerfully devoting time to writing, and prayerfully asking God if I have any business pursuing fashion outside of my current job role. The writing path is much clearer at the moment, so I am focusing there while keeping an ear out for God’s direction in fashion.
I have found a writing contest, and I am going to enter. The entry is due July 10th, so now’s the time to get crackin’! It is a very short contest–750 words or less–and just the thing to get me going. I am trying to keep my excitement tagged as “really getting this writing thing going” vs. “Ohmygoodness, what if I win???”. Practice makes perfect and all that, and like most skills, writing gets better through set-backs and misses. Dear God, help me to handle the misses! 🙂
That being said, progress on the story under blog entry, “Ever Story Has a Beginning,” may be slowed during the next few weeks. I spent time today working on it, but will not yet post the resulting fruit of my labors, as it is a pivotal scene and I want to put more thought into it. Do check back, however, as sometimes the best way to help out one project, is to work on another. I just may work a little on Lila’s story as I get my thoughts together for contest.