Tomorrow is my birthday. I’ll be 39 years old.
21 years ago I exited high school and went to college. I eventually got a degree from BYU in English.
18 years ago I met the man who would become my husband. He challenged me to do better, be more, and our love grew. Together we now have three children (I’d say beautiful because I’m bias). This year the children all began different schools (elementary, middle & high school). I’m learning time management skills again.
In the last decade, I’ve written some 28 manuscripts (screenplays, novels, chapter books et al) and THREE (3) of those books are published. I’m not known for my math skills, but I do know that 3 out of 28 is OK odds 🙂
I imagine that in another 10 years we could be a grandparents. Our home might be paid off. I’ll have traveled to more places that I can count on two hands. I can hope! So many things I can plan for, hope for, and see come to fulfillment. My personal journey is different from yours and that’s OK.
As each book comes to fruition, I’m impressed by others who try too. Those who persevere. I’m amazed by people who keep trying to better their work and produce goodness. I’m in love with beautiful books that grew from little ideas and gathered shape and structure over time, care, and effort.
Mistakes help you learn.
Learn to recover, adjust, and press forward.
After all these years of learning, I’m certain of one thing – anything is possible with an eye single to the glory of God. Prayer is real, helpful and fortifying.
Tonight at “Back to School Night” one teacher said that sacrifices have to be made to be good at one thing. I agree. I can’t be good at everything, but I can excel in many things and be perfect in one thing. . . . What’s your one thing?