Sunday, September 30, 2012

31 days of learning to wait - here we go!

Once again, I had trouble making a decision. Do I try to do this "31 Days" thing with The Nester and other bloggers?  I've done a topic for a month on my own before, but I gave myself a lot of flexibility back then.  And what should I write about all month these days? 

Someone suggested motherhood.  Another suggested politics (but I feared losing "friends" with my passionate opinions). Nothing like waiting to the last minute, right? I wanted to write about something fun or something easy, yet I couldn't figure it out

But this month I am going to write on a topic that troubles me. Waiting.

I thought by thirty-one years of age, I would be pretty much done with waiting. Or I thought I would have at least figured it out by now.   Yet here I am. Instead of having my life all nicely packaged together within a white picket fence,I sit here waiting for some answers to hard questions, waiting for results, and waiting for whatever is next.  To be honest, I am so over waiting.  Apparently, God has other things in mind.

This month I am going to blog about learning to wait.  I'll share stories of seasons past, insights for the present and future, and probably a lot of questions, too. So please join me this month as I wander through the struggles, the blessings, and the process of learning to wait.

7 comments:

  1. Amanda, what a great topic. I've had to wait more than I cared to for several things but there was so much sweetness in the waiting. Looking forward to reading along your journey.

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    1. Thank you - I think it is going to take a little bit of a different turn than I expected. I was hoping to avoid writing about a couple of things, but I think I have to. Trying to be courageous.

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  2. Do you want to know something crazy? I was on the Nester's site linking up for my own "31 Days" project {Eek!} when I saw your button. First of all, I had no idea it was you, and second of all, I felt like I immediately identified with your topic. I am looking forward to reading your posts this month.
    Also, my mom and I were just talking about the possibility of making a trip in your direction in the near(ish) future... :-)
    Love you!

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    1. Eek! We are kindred spirits, Natalie. Love your topic idea, too - intrinsic value - can't wait to see what you write.
      And yes, please make that trip! I would love to sit and talk in person again. Once every couple of years is not enough. Love you, too!

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  3. This is a great topic...one that i struggle with so much! Looking forward to reading your posts :)

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