Does adulthood stifle you with niggling regret from your younger years? If given the chance, what would you change if you could go back in time to your college years?
Hmmmmm……..Ok maybe don’t answer that.
I lived many years with a small question about the degree choice I made in college. A question of “what if?” just stayed in a small crevice in my brain. Had I chosen wrong? Had I wasted years of my life in not being prepared for what God had for me?
Only since diving in once again to the serious blogging world the last few months can I see that God prepared me perfectly for now. For this moment.
Sometimes it takes faithful (and often painful) patience to see God’s handiwork, to understand what He’s doing. I have had to come out on the other side of this ‘so-called’ bad decision to see that it wasn’t a bad decision at all. He prepared me for today.
He redeemed my niggling regret.
Here is my post from years ago:
Synonyms: adjective: petty, trifling, trivial
1. A niggling injury or worry is small but bothers you over a long period of time.
Adjective usu ADJ n
◦Both players have been suffering from niggling injuries.
◦…a niggling worry that the cheap car is also the one that will cause endless trouble. quality; @; emotion
He pruned, He took away my ‘comfortable’.
In the place of my familiar surroundings and people, He gave me unexpected peacefulness to rediscover a passion, long ago cast by the wayside in the busyness of life.
But having time to think also meant having time to regret.
The back story:
One professor, in particular, talked to me about changing my major to English………
Here’s the funny part. I received exactly zero job offers upon graduation.
Fast forward thirty years and four nearly grown and flown children.
Time and distance are gifts sometimes, that allow us to see the past with 20/20 lenses.
I am swimming hard in this big pool of blogging. The last few months I am learning more than ever about what it takes to be a career blogger. In a lot of ways, I am back in college, dog-paddling in the technical aspects of this world.
If blogging is the duck in the water, writing is the part of blogging that you see. It’s the pretty part, smoothly gliding on the quiet pond. The technical and marketing parts are what you don’t see under the water, two feet furiously paddling, actually making the duck move.
Olson Family says
Oh! WooHoo! Yahoo! High Fives all round!
Yes, your passion splashes from your written words like cool water on a hot day! You are such a beautiful woman… and I, for one, am soooo glad that you share your heart through your writing! You are such an incredible inspiration!
Keep it comin!
With God, no decision traps you forever. . . if He wants you to write, He can and will bring the opportunities and helps to you. Education is not mandatory for the will of God. I pray you find fulfilling outlets for your writing passion.
You have a beautiful blog. I am visiting from High Calling Blogs. Thank you for the sacrifice you and your family make for my family's benefit and I am glad His hand is guiding you back to deep soul love. Blessings as you continue His path.
Ahhh…. I have found sweet bliss in this blog. You speak my heart so much in your blog.
I love how God changes "what if's" in our minds… from I wonder where I would be if I had chosen that path… to I wonder where I would be today if I HAD chosen that path!
Hmmm… maybe, just maybe, not a fantastic homeschool momma who shares her heart on her blog, and totally inspires me and many others while she is at it.