My friend Carol Ann called me today, which did not surprise me at all, because I had been thinking of her a half-hour earlier and we are Law of Attraction friends. She has recently started a new job in telemarketing, and she is really enjoying it. If she was told by someone a year ago that she would have, and enjoy, such a job, I suspect that she might have doubted it. But now she sees it as a kind of training ground.
“I am having fun with this job and I know that this work is getting me ready for the next thing that I will be doing in my life.”
I knew exactly what she meant. That is what the 30-day blogging challenge is doing for me.
I am involved on many projects and often describe myself as a glacier: I am moving forward slowly, but powerfully. I am carving mountains into rubble and leaving polished granite in my wake. Or something like that. It can be difficult to explain the entire vision, or how the pieces fit together, or what the end goal is. To myself as well as to others. I just keep plugging away at it.
When my co-blogging buddy told me about this challenge I knew right away I wanted to do it. I have not been blogging at all, just writing a few articles in support of my online presence and the work I do as an editor and proofreader. And the people who advise me in that realm tell me I should only write about self-publishing and becoming an author and such. I have been rebelling against that advice because I want to write about other stuff, stuff that interests me..
I know that forcing myself to find something I think is interesting to write about every day is really pushing me. Somehow, I also know the push to write more will come in handy when the glacier rounds the next mountain range. I can’t explain how, but Carol Ann gets it.
We are laying foundations for buildings we have not completely designed yet, trusting that the full picture will be revealed to us as we build.