I’ve been feeling stuck. Like this trailer. Capable of much. Full of potential. Yet stuck in the mud of writer’s block, website glitches, work delays, and general snafus to moving forward in any clear direction. Spinning but going nowhere. Frustrated to no end. Can you relate?
Yesterday I had to remind myself to go back to what I know – to follow the light I have right now.
There is almost always something we can do in our stuck-ness. It beckons without going away. Sometimes we are called to rest. Gain strength to become able to move. We get our house in order. Even if it means spring cleaning in the fall. Then we must act on the light we have. These things build traction that helps lead us out of the rut.
My next Recruiting gig won’t begin for months, but we have tuition soon. So I touch base with old clients who’ve been on my mind, to offer my help in the gap.
Website glitches are over my head, so I reach out to the woman I’ve been thinking of for months. She agrees to coach me through. How-to videos are free on the web. I watch two per day to discover what I need to learn.
The craving to create color and beauty to share leads me to the local Artisan’s Guild whose door has been calling for months. I sign up to hear about any class they may offer. They point me to a woman who works across the street whose name keeps coming up a lot. Today I will stop by to connect.
I decide to rename my home office “my STUDIO” to help think along more creative lines. Stop associating work with a suit and high-rise – an old stressful way of life that no longer applies. We will add overhead lighting to brighten the creative work space I now inhabit more.
Those are the glimmers I follow for now; what it means to follow the light you have. Just doing the one next thing that persistently nudges within. That’s how we do our part.
Then we pay attention. Follow where tomorrow’s light may lead. One step, one nudge, one day at a time.
One day we’ll look back at the hole left behind, where our feet were once stuck in the mud. And we’ll smile and move on, knowing it was the way, God built us for the journey ahead.
And with that, I’m off to meet a woman about some paint. To find the new light for my studio : )
Have a glimmer-full day!
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