That was then, this is now

Yesterday, I responded to Jeff Goins’ challenge: Declare yourself a writer! Sure, I’m motivated by the contest, but also…I’m motivated by the calling that has been pulling and tugging at me for years. I’ve been inching along this path, occasionally making great strides but mostly moving in fits and starts. Writing 3 NaNoWriMo novels is a great example of that.

Who am I, really? Who am I called to be? I can look back and see who I was (with bias, of course), but I have a lot of questions about who I am becoming. Questions without answers. A vision of a future, but a murky path to get there. Murky? No, not even that clear.

Despite the uncertainty, I do what I can, walking in faith, taking one step after another. Though there might be long pauses between the steps, and occasionally I might sit down (and maybe even shed a tear or two), I am making progress.

This morning, I changed my Twitter profile from this:

Wife, mother, grandmother, woman of faith. Currently: Acting Director of US Engineering Operations for a Taiwanese Company. Someday: writing full-time.

to this:

A woman of faith, rejoicing in the Spirit, seeking Christ, obeying God. I am a writer, making a living as a Director of Engineering Operations.

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 That was then, this is now

  1. Barbara @therextras says:

    An excellent & worthy change, Fran! I’ve been worried that my last DM to you was received as discouragement. To add, I think I am making progress in getting my sacramental Partners to get in sync on the timeline for my writing (future); as in sooner rather than later.

    • Fran Hart says:

      Thanks, Barbara! I’m not discouraged, at all. I appreciate your support and your comments (Twitter and here). Balance is definitely key to staying off of the shoulders, as we move on down the road. I’m reading Michael Hyatt’s new book, Platform. Very thought-provoking.

  2. Bernie Davies says:

    You do not have a problem. You have a dream which is probably a gift from God. I very much like and prefer people who are reaching too far than those who set their goal too low. Reach, strive, don’t quit, grasp and embrace your calling and dream. Hey, the Lord God Almighty thinks so very much of you, who are you to doubt your ability? With lots of Love.

    • Fran Hart says:

      Thanks, Bernie! I’m going to keep reaching and stretching and scratching and climbing and praying, but most importantly, trusting that if this is, indeed, God’s investment in me, then all will be well. I just have to keep showing up and doing my best, he’ll take care of the rest. <3