Jack London said, “You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.” I now tend to agree – especially since this is my first blog post in (drum roll, please) over four months. I dragged myself kicking and screaming to the keyboard to prepare this post, so please keep me in your prayers.
I know what you’re thinking. Sybil: Where have you been? The short answer: I’ve been exhausted to distraction. The long one: I’ve devoted an insane, enriching, engrossing amount of time to learning something new. A lot can happen in four months, and I’ve been on a veritable rollercoaster ride through life since June of this year. I’m happy to report that I’m on the road to recovery from the non-fiction malaise into which I have fallen, however, and that I am – once again – working on a new inspirational fiction manuscript. Let’s just call the first one an experience in futility tranquility :-).
By way of catching up…
1) I am now an employment lawyer. No, I don’t mean a workers’ compensation lawyer. I mean the attorney you visit when: (a) you think you’ve been wrongfully terminated; (b) you need to have a severance package reviewed; (c) you feel the boss is discriminating against you; (d) you feel you’re being harassed—in any number of ways; or (e)—well, you get the picture.
2) My children returned from their summer vacation in California with the amusing notion that we should simply pick Georgia up and plant it on the West Coast. (Now that I think about it, they may be on to something – especially with Frankenstorm on the horizon.)
3) We closed the doors to the church we pastored after thirteen years and joined another growing ministry in our organization. (Yes, I’ve cried and prayed many times in the interim about the decision, but my husband and I have learned so much since July. He’s still preaching, teaching and evangelizing. And, I’m still … a “Jill-of-All-Trades.” Hahahaha! Once a minister’s wife, always a minister’s wife.)
4) We bought a brand new car last month—not because we had money to burn but because my husband’s “new” old car gave up the proverbial engine ghost.
5) I’ve met several wonderful people on my new job—a job I absolutely love by the way. And, no, I’m not just saying that because I’m planning to post this on every social media site to which I belong. I mean it… Really. 🙂
(When you get a moment, why not share what’s new with you?)
Blessings, everyone! It’s good to be back!