CELEBRATE This Week: XLIV
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This week, I found my footing. It wasn’t an easy task and there were some
moments days this week when I thought maybe I’d never be sure again.
Life is changing.
There is always a need to learn the new steps in this life dance.
And on the other end of the drive home there is another whole day waiting. Kids ready to play and Hannah needs picked up from practice and there’s homework, not just for kids, but for parents — who had that idea? Dinner is ready for the oven (thanks to Cooking Day and 34 freezer meals). Youth group and football sign up and go to the phone store because it’s time to add another line for the almost 13 year old, are all items on our calendar.
It’s 9:00 before I have time to breathe alone.
And I think maybe I should just give up the pipe dream of writing.
I celebrate Story, because Story is always more than a pipe dream. Story is bigger than words on the page. It is living and serving and loving and laughing.
My Story is a resolve, deep in the soul, to not let go of my purpose. The week started by stirring up my inadequacies and attacking my comfort. My heart cracked. Sitting at the other end of the week, I realize my dream wasn’t being torn away and wadded up, but rather it was growing. It is bigger than my grasp and at the same time it is built by tiny choices.
That’s enough to keep me writing.
That’s more than enough for a celebration.
Share your celebrations below. I can’t wait to read school stories, because I’m sure they will be fueling us in the weeks to come!
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Hope is that thing with feathers, a beautiful thing, and I am happy your week ended with good realizations, Ruth! It sounds like a big whoosh as you began the new schedule, school! (I always think of the work “discombobulated” in these times.) Have a great weekend!
Settling into the new complex routine of a new school year is ALWAYS stressful and hard on parents AND kids! I am GLAD you have the meals ready to go! PS Don't give up writing but know that it is OK to take breaks in order to live in the moment.
Ruth, I'm searching for my footing as I begin my retirement journey and your words comfort me:
“Life is changing.
There is always a need to learn the new steps in this life dance.”
This is so beautiful. You certainly found a wonderful way to express this chaos of school and practices and life. I love the way you are sticking to your resolve and I am sure you will find a rhythm that works for you soon. Have a great week!
“Story is bigger than words on the page. It is living and serving and loving and laughing.” That's at the heart of it, isn't it – it is the search for our story that keeps us going. We are always busy in the heartful crafting of it.
Oh Ruth, I have been here:stirring up my inadequacies and attacking my comfort”. I want to know about creating freezer meals. It's so important to remember our story isn't is and continue searching. Here's to a new school year.
I made so many connections to your description of the hectic pace of being a working mom. I'm still in summer mode but will soon be in that place. You have inspired me to make freezer meals! You have inspired me to celebrate my story and to WRITE! Thank you!
It's a constant balancing act- trying to do everything we need and want to do and spending time with our family and friends. Sometimes we fall but I'm glad you found your footing.
This is so true. Life just keeps coming at you and the plans are threatened. Love this line: “And on the other end of the drive home there is another whole day waiting.” Which is a very nice thing, although a times exhausting. Love the way this post is organized!
Wow – your schedule sounds exhausting! The beginning of the school year is such an adjustment. I love that you were able to push through the wall of doubt and feel resolved to tell your story!
“My Story is a resolve, deep in the soul, to not let go of my purpose.” Yes. You live your purpose. Even in the midst of beautiful mess, you hold on to your purpose. And that is definitely worth celebrating!