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.
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.