Today I had a guest post published on my friend Sara’s blog. Go check it out!
I was so completely exhausted this morning. I couldn’t move when I woke up because the nerve pain was so bad, especially in my legs. But the big long-term writing job I spent so much time applying for recently? I got it!! It’s been a few months since I’ve had steady money from writing. I’m pumped. (And I’m remembering how much I hate signing W9 forms and independent contractor agreements, because we don’t have a working scanner.)
I had to spend the morning at the shop getting my headlight fixed. I planned Wednesday’s Christmas party and journaled/read my Bible. Some journal thoughts:
“My heart craves so much more than to just exist. It craves to exist LOUDLY, love abundantly”…”I have no reason to doubt Him. He is forming me for beautiful things. I am growing. Wonderful things are coming”…I am SO EXCITED for the rest of my life < and so excited I can truly say that…”It’s not a wasteland just because I labeled it one for so long”…From today’s Advent devo: “humility is not thinking of yourself as less. It is never forgetting the fact that it is Jesus who made you more.” This meditation and prayer (“A Private Litany of Humility, p 87) is EXCELLENT. I need to pray it every day.
By the time I got home, it was basically time to leave again—I went in to work two hours early to learn about grant writing. It’s a skill that will be really useful both as a freelancer and when I have my own nonprofit one day, so I’m really grateful I could learn about it. And it’s really not that hard! After that I did some advertising work and then hung out until the kids got there. I took the three fifth-grade girls today.
Here’s what I did last year on December 18th. What did you do today?