If you slow things down, you notice things you hadn’t seen before. Robert Wilson
Recently I asked for some feedback on my Facebook page concerning topics for Write 31 Days. I’ve participated in the online writing challenge every October since 2012. If you click on Write 31 Days on the navigation bar at the top you will be able to see those series.
I was given great feedback from those of you that participated in my informal survey. In fact I discovered that our hearts were pretty much aligned as your top two topics were also my top two. I chose the one about all the houses that built me.
I started gathering pictures and interviewed my dad about the early homes. I started a folder in my documents to house my collection. Then, I finally listened to the still small voice that was telling me NOT to do the 31 days this year. Every time I sat down to my computer to write I wasn’t able to pull my thoughts together. I kept feeling the nudge and finally had to accept that this is not my year to participate.
I’m in a season of slow right now. There is no use fighting the reality. Some things are not negotiable. My mom and dad need my support right now. I have to take care of my health. Many days that is all I accomplish. My husband is my biggest support and he takes up a lot of the slack. We all need margin in our lives and tackling this challenge right now would not leave enough margin.
So, what does that mean? I am still committed to the series and will be preparing to launch it on the blog, hopefully sometime after the New Year. I think it will make a cozy winter series that you can read while curled up by the fire with a warm cup of something to savor.
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Slowing in grace,