Hi, I’m so glad to be getting together today. It’s been a long week and I really need some downtime. Let’s share news. Let me get some hot chocolate for both of us. Yes, HOT chocolate…even when it’s 90º outside. To me, it’s tasty any time of year.
First, I’d share news that I should have been in Hawaii now with my youngest. Let me tell you, there are definitely no palm trees or ocean beaches here in Indiana. I’m guessing I’m a bit more sad than I thought about canceling the trip. I clued into this a bit when I had just got back into my van after shopping at Lowe’s and the thought “I don’t want to do life anymore” and “I’m just too tired of doing it” popped in my head and has stayed to some degree. (Let me assure you that I have no plan ever to actually exit the world and would never do that to my kids and family!) The thing is, it’s surprised me how my time has become so busy when, until very recently, I had two full weeks free. I just feel like life is bearing down on me. I’m not sure why this is the feeling that is coming on me except that I’m tired. But, I hope to not stay here long.
Next, I would share news that I absolutely love our new church. We recently left the church I started attending in 1990. So many things had changed and the attendance was constantly shrinking, but I stayed for a few more years hoping it would get better. However, when my children began hating the idea of having to come into the sanctuary and were falling farther and farther away from God, I knew it was time to change. So, we are now attending Trader’s Point Christian Church. They preach the word of God and salvation through Jesus AND it is relatable. The main pastor is so funny in the examples he gives that you definitely remember the point he is making. The main positive is that my children really listen to the message and my youngest always takes notes. What a blessing!
And lastly, I would share news that I believe I am going to try my hand at Flash Fiction. This is a genre of extremely short fiction with usually only a few hundred words in its entirety. I’ve been told I should write fiction, so I figured out yesterday that this would be a great way to get familiar with fiction without having to come up with an entire book idea. I’ll be sharing those stories on the blog as I do them. I have also realized that I need to start doing creative things again. I am a creative person and I love to try new things. Creating relaxes me. I’m not sure if I’m good at what I create, but I’ve made a few presents, so I hope I’m not terrible. I’ll feature some of these on the blog as well. These two items are important to my journey in finding who I am made to be.
So, have you decided to try something new or add something you’ve always loved back into your life? I’d love to hear you share news.
~ Joanna Lynn