What? Following who’s prompting? Glad you asked that question!
For a while now, I’ve been really wondering….”What do I want to be when I grow up?” I’ve tried many things through the years and have enjoyed so many of them. And then some of them, um – not so much! However, no matter what I’ve done I’ve always seemed to have a journal and pen nearby scribbling anything from cool sayings I want to remember, to keeping track of my health numbers and everything in between! Those of you who know me, know—I love pens and markers! I’m always finding new pens or markers to try out and of course it’s more than just a scribble on a piece of scratch paper! I need to write something more than that! I’ve got stuff to say for goodness sake!
After reaching “that” age almost two years ago now, I really started praying more—“Lord, what do you want me to do with my life, for you.” I’ve shared with a few people close to me about this and little by little over the 2010 year, it became clear that it is time for me to go back to my writing. That’s why I began my blog in January (that and the fact that the daughter said–“just do it”!) My comments to my family was “Nobody will read it and nobody will like it”. To those of you who are now following me both listed on my Followers log and those not yet signed up – I thank you! I thank you for all your kind words and for coming back to see what I’m writing next! Thank you, thank you!
I really want to delve into writing and know I need more direction. I recently came across a terrific blog after reading a great book “Made to Crave” by Lysa TerKeurst. Seeing she had a blog listed in the back of the book, I went to check out more about her. Little did I know that it was for sure a Godincidence as I ran into more than just a blog about her. Actually, I was checking out her blog while at the office. (I work for hubby who is a Licensed Massage Therapist and was surfing at work! Nice to know the boss real well!) What I found on Lysa’s blog almost made me scream! I had to go to the back of the office and do a little happy dance so I wouldn’t disrupt the massage in session!
I found on her blog (www.LysaTerKeurst.com) a link to something super special. I found a link to a conference for speaking and writing! WOOT WOOT! I found a place to get some additional assistance in where to go from here. The site for this is, www.shespeaksconference.com I’m so excited and am making plans and getting my ducks in a row to be able to go in July to the conference in Charlotte, NC.
Why am I telling you all this? I’m asking a favor! I am entering a contest to win one of two scholarships to attend the conference. I am asking for all of you to pray for me! First, pray that I might win the scholarship. But, if I don’t win, pray that the path would be made clear to be able to attend the conference. For any of you that might be inclined to improve your speaking, writing or women’s leadership skills – pray that maybe you might want to go as well. If this is something you might be thinking about–please click on the blogs listed above about this event.
Thanks again for all your encouragement! I am truly grateful for your kind words. Pray I win!
…and that’s all I have to say about that!