Keeping it Real...
Welcome! No matter how you found this, God knew you'd be here today. May you absorb the message He has for you. In 2011 I shared through my writing, today I've learned there is more to me than just writing. I have the energy and passion to share with others. Sometimes through Facebook live and others with my blog and most importantly, I've learned my passion to cook and bake is a vessel to share my writing and live presentations, while glorifying God in the process. I just needed to let go, and follow His lead.
T.O.P.'s Tuesday: Choosing to...
To write or not to write...
To sew or not to sew...
To read or not to read...
To do school work...or do school work.
To do laundry or to do laundry.
To put my feet on the floor or stay in bed.
Life is full of choices yet some are not really a choice. To do go to work or do the laundry is a choice, I could choose to skip school and let the laundry pile up BUT this would both be unproductive and grave consequences. One I'd lose my job and be left to wallow surrounded by piles of dirty and stinky laundry.
The first decade after Heidi's kidnapping I had to make a conscience effort to put my feet on the floor and "be" and "do". Thankfully, as my faith in God was restored, so was the gumption, energy, motivation, and inspiration to not only put my feet on the floor but to look forward to each new day. Tomorrow is a gift, a gift not everyone will be blessed with. This is how I try to look at the next minute, hour, day, week, and year.
Facebook is a nice reminder to us all. As different memories appear on your wall, some are shared instantly because of the joy and happiness that fills your heart upon remembering that moment. Others have the opposite effect, filling our eyes with tears. Regardless, Facebook helps us to remember the precious gift each moment is.
To look back and recognize my first book released in 2013 and now I have seven, with contributions to three different anthologies. I'm a blessed woman. When my Mom passed away, a lot of my inspiration and motivation to write went with her. I still want to inspire, uplift, and encourage others yet to think of my Mom not reading the first draft is sad to me...BUT my Gram (and my mom for this much) for say, GET OVER IT AND GET WRITING!
I'm happy to say I am writing. I set a LOFTY goal for myself and instead of writing 1,500 a day in April, I think I've written 2,500 total. I have a book idea I'm toying with to gift my class this year but can't seem to focus on its creation - not that I don't adore them or for a lack of ideas...it's a lack of discipline.
It's time to get disciplined and find balance while reestablishing better quiet time habits and dedicating time to utilize my gifts with passion.
Life-ing ~ Writing ~ Working ~ Sewing ~ Teaching ~ Leading ~
What are you focusing on today?
Lisa M Buske
P.O. Box 323
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