By: Jana Greene
There is a commercial on television recently in which a husband asks his wife, “Honey, can I quit my job and start a blog?” and it comes on frequently. I’ve no idea what it is advertising, because I always feel a little squirmy when I see it and forget to pay attention to the product. Inevitably, it runs when my husband and I are cuddled up watching NCIS or the 20th special showing on Avatar on FX.
I quit my job and started this blog. Although that was not my intention when I put in my 2-weeks notice. I meant to take a little time to get healthier and reassess my goals and maybe do a little writing between interviews for a new, less stressful position. But two days after my last day of work, I broke my leg and had a metal plate, pins and screws surgically implanted so that I could walk again. This unforseen accident serendipitously allowed for more writing time than I expected. I would, I avowed, write a book – which is at the top of my bucket list anyway, so why not knock it out?
Except – as I mentioned – I started this blog. And I love writing for the blog! I’m walking again, so I’m enjoying all of the domestic things I was too tired to do when I was working fulltime – cooking, cleaning, a little reading, spending time with my family. And I’m blogging, sometimes for hours. The days fly by at warp speed, and the days are good. Because I’m walking again, it is getting to be time to seek financially gainful employment, not just spiritually fulfilling purpose. I’m so grateful that I’ve had this block of time to focus on just writing.
So, I might not be posting for The Beggar’s Bakery every single day. I’d like to concentrate a little on writing an actual book. I’m not that swell with time management; if I’m going to do it, I have to make it priority.
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A big, fat THANK YOU to everyone who reads The Beggar’s Bakery. The biggest, fattest thanks for my Most Excellent Husband, who believes in my writing; who believes in me, period. It’s so cool to be married to my best friend and have his unwavering support. I have to pinch myself most days to be sure it is all real; that I’ve gotten to write every day, that my husband encourages me to blog honest, that my friends cheer me on even though I sometimes embarrass myself, and that God just keeps showing me such grace in recovery and in life.
I can’t wait to see where God takes me next, and to share it here.