I am created in God's image.
I am saved by grace, through faith.
I am blessed to be Eric West's wife.
I am blessed to be Evie & Kaylie's mom.
I have dreams that go beyond being a housewife & homeschool mom.
I have a long lost passion that I'm beginning to recover.
I can't remember who asked me first, but I was probably in elementary school when the question was first posed, "What do you want to be when you grow up?"
Even then I was fearful of other's reactions if I had answered truthfully, "a writer."
I needed a career choice that wouldn't get attention from nay-sayers.
I know! "A teacher." That did it. Teachers & family alike were all about that. All I had to do was go to college and get hired.
But what happened when the "go to college" plan was interrupted by life?
Fastforward a decade...
I love my life! I have an adoring husband, two beautiful little girls, a cozy home, a comfortable lifestyle.
But then something happened.
That wonderful husband of mine read a book by Jon Acuff called Quitter. He started rediscovering and taking baby steps toward his dreams.
Then he inspired me to do the same.
I'm a housewife & stay-at-home homeschool mom.
I'm too busy with the day-to-day things of real life to pursue my passion of writing.
But what will happen when my excuses run out?
Will I wait until the kids move out to rekindle my long lost love of writing?
Will I wait until Eric is retired to reignite that passion I once had for writing?
There will NEVER be a perfect time.
There will never be enough time.
And I don't want to look back and regret the years I spent making excuses to not do the things I love.
I want to look back and know that I was following my dreams, my passions, one baby step at a time.
Your Ideas Don't Suck
Along with inspiring my husband, Jon Acuff has also inspired me, and apparently two African-American Grandmothers 30,000 feet above Dallas:
Kill your excuses before they kill you.
That book, Quitter? Here's the trailer. You should totally watch it:
And here's where you can buy it: