Category Archives: Quote of the Day
I can’t even express how many levels this is true on. I’ve been unemployed since January and it’s starting to slowly drive me insane. I feel like such a bum, not contributing anything to my marriage. I’ve been trying to fix Frost: An Otherworld Tale and also trying hard to get back into Jamberry and running that business while I wait to find out if I got the job I applied for back in July. All I’m accomplishing is spinning my wheels, or that’s what it feels like. A real job would make me feel tons better, I know. And the structure also helps me succeed in other areas of my life. It’s difficult for me to heed my calling when I feel like I’m a complete dead weight in my marriage/personal life.
I occasionally have issues with problem-solving. As a writer, I tend to get very caught up in “what-ifs,” which often leads to me being bogged down. I’m an extremely cerebral person, and I sometimes get so wrapped up in my own thoughts that I forget to reach out to others for help.
You never know when an outside perspective will help set you back on the right track to heeding your calling. You’re not alone!
Well, I’m trying a new way of doing the quote of the day posts to see if it works, guys. If you want just the quote, you can look at the image at the top of the post and go no further. If you want my personal thoughts on the quote as it relates to me pursuing my calling of writing, then you can read what I have to say, too.
I’ve tried the Quote of the Day a lot of different ways, as you can see by scrolling through this blog. I’ve also been inconsistent, and I know that needs to end. I’ve just been struggling with my novel and trying to find a job because I’ve been unemployed since January. Not bringing money into my household is stressing me out badly because I feel like dead weight, even though I’ve been working my butt off on fixing Frost: An Otherworld Tale.
How do I continue to heed my calling if I’m basically a dead weight in my marriage/personal life? I find myself lost and praying a lot lately. Praying for a job. Praying for clarity. Praying for guidance. Praying for help with finishing my novel and getting it published. I’ve been praying on a pretty constant basis. The thing is, I don’t really know if I’ve been paying attention and listening for a response.
Besides, even if I get some sort of spiritual response, how will I know? I guess I’m just going to keep trying things to see if they work, as Ray Bradbury would say.
Hey, guys! I know I’ve taken another big break from my Quote of the Day posts. I’ve been struggling with my formatting and whether or not to separate my ideas. I know I want the quote of the day to inspire people. There are two big influences in my life that I feel influence my outlook on every quote I read.
- My faith as a Christian.
- My lifelong desire to be an author.
I guess what I’m wondering is whether or not I should keep the two together or separate them. Any input is welcome. I’m also going to try having the quote of the day in the sidebar somewhere for those who just want the quote and not my thoughts on the quote. We’ll see what I can do with the HTML there. Anyway, I’m working on making some pretty graphics with the quotes for the sidebar.
“If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we are not really living. Growth demands a temporary surrender of security.” -Gail Sheehy
I love how well this quote meshes with what I was saying yesterday about the changes I’m making in my writing life and my personal life. I’m seeking more structure and productivity, and I’m finding it. It’s not an instantaneous, overnight change, I’m afraid. I think the thing that is going to make a real difference is choosing to make small but meaningful changes each and every day to work toward a better whole.
Here’s to small, meaningful changes, everybody!
“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” -Maria Robinson
As you can tell by the dates of my posts over the years, I’ve had a lot of false starts, stumbles, accidental hiatuses, and a whole lot of cause to start over over the years. I’m disorganized, inconsistent, spacey, and I would even go so far as to call myself lazy. At least, I used to.
I’m going to be honest with you. I’ve hit a breaking point in my life, guys. I can’t handle the chaos anymore. Sometimes I lose track of things, everything gets out of hand, and I get overwhelmed. I feel like I’m drowning in all the chaos, and I’ve made it myself. In the past, I’ve used my ADD, Type II Bipolar and depression issues as a crutch. I’ve let my life get way too far out of hand.
Today, I decided I’m not going to do that anymore. Other people have exactly the same amount of hours in their days as I do mine, and I can be a more organized, productive, successful person. I choose to, both in my writing life and in my personal life. See y’all soon!
“What lies behind us, and what lies before us are but tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson
I think this quote is a great commentary on the value of the present in our lives. Don’t waste the time given to you on fruitless, meaningless endeavors. Find your passion, heeds your calling to that passion, and dedicate the present to living that passion because none of us know how much time we have in this world.
“Dream big and dare to fail.” – Norman Vaughan
I love this message and I believe it is important to everyone who may be pursuing a calling. Mistakes are going to happen as long as human beings are doing things, but you’ve got to have the courage to pick yourself up and keep going after that dream, that calling.
Heed your calling and God bless!
“Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!” – Theodor Seuss Geisel a.k.a. Dr. Seuss
I have often struggled with writer’s block in the past. That is one of the reasons it has taken me so long to finish Frost: An Otherworld Tale. I’ve been working on (and wrestling with) this novel for the past 10 years.
Something to remember when you’re dealing with roadblocks on the way to pursuing your calling: you can think your way out of anything. That’s what I take away from this quote!
Heed your calling, and God bless!