Isn’t hindsight so much easier and clarifying than future dreams?
Looking back on my life now… I see how the ” wait time” on my dreams was never really deferred-it simply wasn’t time for it to reveal itself … I needed to prepare for my dreams before their manifestation.
When sometimes, overwhelmed with single-parent child-raising, teaching, studying for my Masters, and just daily problems of household survival… I would have a pity-party and think that my dream of writing and creating stories was over… my window of opportunity had opened and closed on this life.
But then yesterday… on Faith Friday ( GMA3) Reverend Green reminded us that even Jesus had to defer his dream of immediate active ministry …to instead be tested in the Wilderness by his greatest nemesis-Satan -who tested His Faith day after day.
Now with a fresh perspective… I see how … throughout my teaching career ( to both students and teachers) … I was learning how to write creative lesson plans, skits, dialogue and then role modeling for my students the art of turning dry historical facts into enticing stories. In other words I was getting time and opportunity to perfect my upcoming dream.
Today writing this blog post for over a decade … has kept me anchored and always searching for the next idea. My joy and excitement never decreases, instead it escalates year after year. In fact , as a reader I know that all writers are just readers…one step to the side.
So until tomorrow… Thank you readers for dancing the ” side step” with me each day, You are all excellent dancers!
Today is my favorite day-Winnie the Pooh