Transformation: I am a writer

In the early 80’s I started college, in pursuit of Engineering. Then, I dropped out. Then, I went back. Then, I dropped out, again. I was out for 6 years. I got married, had babies, and worked as a stenographer. Then, I went back to college, again. This time, I graduated with a BSME 10 years after I started.

For the last 20 years, I’ve considered myself an Engineer. I’ve managed people, I’ve managed projects, I’ve delivered products, and I’ve had a good career. Now, it’s time for change. The last six years have been a journey, and this trip’s not done. I’m transforming. I’m being resurrected. The old me is going away, making room for the new me.

“Hi. My name is Fran, and I’m a writer.”

W: Walking in Christ’s wonderful light, his Word lives in me. I am wonderful.
R: I am being resurrected, coming to new life.
I: Inspired, empowered beyond imagination.
T: I am thankful! Thankful and more thankful!
E: I’m eagerly pursuing the gifts of the spirit; eager to do good, and eager to serve.
R: I am rejoicing!

This declaration (and video) are in response to Jeff Goins’ contest challenge, promoting his new e-book You Are a Writer. I am a writer!

About Fran Hart

Disciple of Christ, earning a living as the director of US-based operations for a Taiwanese company, managing an engineering organization while carving out time to write. Wife, Mother, Grandmother.
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4 Responses to Transformation: I am a writer

  1. Bernie Davies says:

    Matthew 14 tells the wonderful story (in full technicolor) of Jesus walking on the water with all of the disciples being scared out of their minds both from the storm, plus seeing Jesus walking on the water. Our beloved Peter cries out, :Lord bid me come to you”; Jesus says sure, no problem, come on. Here Peter goes but soon realizes the problems inherant with this move. 1. People don’t get out of the boat in the middle of the sea (plus in a storm), 2. People just flat out do not walk on water (how does one walk on a raging sea?) 3. Hey, there is a really bad storm going on out here. What began as seeing so much more that Jesus had for Peter and the disciples, turns into a sinking feeling (literally as well as figuratively). The story ends as it began and should have remained. “Jesus, save me”. Enjoy your stroll, I will wave at you from the beach.

    • Fran Hart says:

      Thanks, Bernie! This is a slow change, moving more like an ocean liner than a ski boat. Last week I finished reading Bill Hybels “Just Walk Across the Room;” this week I’m starting “If You Want to Walk on Water, You’ve Got to Get out of the Boat.” God willing, I am praying this transformation will always be part of my faith story.

      Thanks for your support.

      • Bernie Davies says:

        This morning when I looked back on this post a beautiful, wonderful thing hit me! You said, “Hi. My name is Fran, and I’m a writer.” That sounds a whole lot like an AA confession repeated every week. This is what I am. I am glad you is.

        • Fran Hart says:

          I’m glad you caught that. The first step is admitting I have a problem. I have to get my head and heart around this confession, and let the Holy Spirit fill in the gaps.