This month I am participating in a blog challenge. It's being hosted by Bailey Jean over at Brave Love. My hope is it will help jump start some good creative writing practices this fall.
Today's prompt: "When I grow up I want to be..." Answer as your 5-year-old self or as you are now. I don't even know how to answer this to be honest. I have wanted to be so many thing over the years. But one of the things that has arisen over and over again is writer. As a little girl I wanted to write songs and poems. As a middle school student I wanted to write fiction. In college I study print journalism and had dreams of starting a Christian magazine (real original I know). There were other things sprinkled in here and there. College professor. Full time ministry. Pretty normal dreams for a girl growing up in the evangelical church culture. I was pretty confident I was going to do something big and change the world.
I love that Bailey Jean included a life mission statement. Josh and I have sort of done that. A few years ago we sat down and asked ourselves where we wanted to be when we were 50. This is what we came up with.
1. A vibrant walk with God both personally and as a couple. 2. Enjoy each other's company and be even more in love than we are now. 3. Strong relationships with our children. (As much as in our power to do so) 4. Actively involved in a local church community. As a couple we also adopted Acts 2:24 as our family verse.
"And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers."
When I grow up I want to be smack dab in the middle of God's will for me.