“Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you. (Matthew 7:7 NLT)
Have you ever played hide-n-seek with yourself? Probably not. But I was thinking that the journey of growing up and becoming who we want to be, or hope to be, or think we’re supposed to be can often feel like a game of hide-n-seek.
When I was child, my imagination led me to many possible things I could become: a nurse, a mother, a journalist, a farmer, or even an astronaut. In my youth, I wanted to be an author like Jo in Little Women or a social worker like my pastor’s wife, and my options still seemed untapped. And after I got married and had our boys, I still dreamed of all the things I could be one day. A inspirational speaker traveling from town to town sharing my faith. An award winning author traveling from city to city promoting her book.
But I never imagined, I would be a suburban mother with grown children, who worked to get her English degree before she was fifty, and would self-publish a little book of devotions that barely get promoted (because I am lazy) or that I would be teaching fun art classes. Or that I would be turning empty rooms in our home into an art studio and classroom space for other suburban women searching for their hidden, created self. Or that I would be part of a community in the blogosphere.
One of the first random people I met via the interspace was Dawn. She and Susie were hosting a Random Journal Day link-up, where brave souls shared random excerpts from their journals. Recently, Dawn announced that it was time to discontinue the monthly link-up. I was sad, but knew that there was a season for everything. I am thankful because I have new friends that love to write and to journal, and I know we will have other wonderful opportunities to connect and link-up in NEW ways!
See Dawn’s announcement and gratitude below:
After much consideration and discussion with my Co-Hostess Susie and regular participants, it has come time to share some news. Random Journal Day will be discontinued, a least in the form we have been participating in since the first RJD in 2012. It has been such a wonderful season shared with wonderful friends- Some faithful and some who drop in occasionally. All have blessed and I hope been blessed in participating within our close knit community.
I am still happy for fellow Journal Keepers who would like to guest post on the blog (I will be creating a page for this possibility soon) but NEXT Friday – February 5, 2016 will be our last official “RJD” link up. BUT- STAY TUNED for the alternative journaling opportunities ahead.
My not-so random contribution to today’s final link-up comes from a past blog post, where I discovered that I own a magic wand. Click here to read.
Here’s your prompt for today:
I wish . . .
Come back tomorrow! The daily series 29 Days of Seeing NEW: A Perspective Journey continues!