Every Friday, Lisa Jo Baker hosts a blog link up called Five Minute Fridays. She provides a word prompt and then participants are to set their timers for five minutes and write until the timer goes off. The word for today is WRITE. Happy Friday Divas and here goes:
I turned the big 4-0 on Monday. Honestly, it was a little harder than I thought. I don’t feel older, I guess I just began to realize that over half of my life is well…..over. Kind of shocking to think of it that way. However, thinking of it as half over places a sense of urgency on me to make the years that I have left REALLY count.
Have you celebrated any milestone birthdays that made you reflect on your life?
As I look back over my life and think about the things that have consistently brought me joy, the words dance and write bubble up to the top of my mind. As I stand with over half of my life behind me, it is getting harder and harder to silence the little girl in me who wants to write and dance for a living.
The practical side of me that has always been able to push through and do what is logical, is now fighting against this 40-year-old inner spirit who will NOT be silenced.
Believe me, I have tried to not get so excited about dancing a new song in class. I have prayed. “God please just make me normal.” I have longed to just love my day job and be a go-to-work-and-come-home kind of girl. (It would be so much easier.)
May I ask a birthday favor of you? I think I have worn down the ears of my dear friends: Keysier, Larae, Traci and Kim. Will you pray for me, my dreams and this sassy, 40- year-old attitude?
Thank you in advance,
I need it.
What do you need prayer about? Tell me in the comments:)