I looked at the post date of my last post–Christmas Eve–and was deeply chagrined that I had not been writing more. It’s not as if I haven’t been busy living life, with plenty of thoughts to jot down somewhere in between. But that’s just it…I’ve been busy. More specifically, I have been busy with the task of rebuilding our home–painting, moving, organizing, and giving / throwing away. I have been even busier educating our children, and working diligently to educate myself in how to best educate them. (Did that make sense)?
I have also been busy writing–on my other blog, and here (at least in my head). And I have been writing for other people. But somewhere in the midst of perfecting my words for the integrity of others’ sites, I fell into a mode of not writing unless I had 700+ words. Worse, I ended the year having to find my own lost voice.
So…I entered the new year with no resolutions, but instead with a commitment to finish the work that God began in me years ago: to write. I have curriculum to write, posts to write, and ideas to develop. And as I’ve not been able to “make a tent,” as the apostle Paul once lamented when he found his ministry substantial but his pockets light, I believe this is my time to take another step forward in my ministry (such as it is) and my business.
We have entered the new year with a number of challenges, but I look forward to embracing a new level of transparency in my writing. That means that sometimes I will have alot to say; sometimes I will be able to sum up my thoughts with very few words. And it’s all okay, because it is my voice, and I will use this corner to place a pen to it as if no one is watching.