I’ve had a bit of a writer’s slump the past few weeks. Well, in truth, a slump all around. I struggled with the post Christmas blues, the ominous presentation of a new year, the massive checked box of another decade under my belt, all nicely capped off with some unexpected health issues. It’s been challenging….yeah, that’s what I’ll call it, challenging.
I’ve made it pretty well known that I am a person who relies on my faith quite a bit. This rocky patch is no exception. I lean in whether I get clear responses in return or not. I lean in. I continue to lean in.
Ever have thoughts that are like pesky summer gnats that just are relentless at demanding your attention? This show, on CBS, has been one of those gnats. Ever since I saw the first trailer of this show, God Friended Me, I’ve been intrigued, but never took the time to sit down and watch. I’m happy to say that my kids have also been interested in checking out the show, so in the midst of my blue period, we tuned in. I found myself smiling for the first time in a good while. The show delivered hope to me in a way I desperately needed. A little dose of positivity. No zombies, no post apocalyptic world, no Trump, no Pelosi, no pressure, no stress. Just a mental break from negativity.
I have found that in my greatest challenging times, service to others was always an unfailing remedy. This show was an entertaining reminder. Let the binge watching begin!
While watching, I found myself wishing that God would just friend me already so I’d know what my next task should be. Wouldn’t that be lovely? And so easy! I just follow the lead and everything gets wrapped up in a beautiful, poignant bow in 60 minutes or less. Sigh. A girl can dream…..
But the truth takes more effort than that. Effort. Ugh, effort. When one is down, effort seems impossible. But that’s what it’s gonna take. The bright side is, it just takes a little bit at a time to get things moving in the right direction. I took really small steps in writing again, and here I am. Am I feeling good about it? Not entirely. #truth
I’m not sure what the future holds for this blog, or my Jennifer the Beholder social media presence. Right now it’s just not feeling….right. But I will make an effort.
Do you need to make an effort? Is there somewhere in your life that could use a little bit of trying? Something you’ve been ignoring? I challenge you (there’s that word again) to take a tiny step. Perhaps we can rule this together! I’ll hold your hand if you hold mine. I’m afraid of heights, so the jumps won’t be big. What do you say? You in?