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How did I end up here?


I am not a writer. 


I mean that to say, I feel that I am not a writer. I don't really know how I ended up in the position I am. I have lots of skill and practice in teaching writing, but actually writing, ehrrr... I know you're familiar with the saying "those who can't do, teach" - I've always been totally cool with that. As a teacher, I told all of my students they were writers when they came into my classroom. I wanted them to  believe in themselves--to believe that they could write. Because, how can you do something that you don't believe you can do?


So now, I sound like I am contradicting myself. Allow me a do-over, would you? I should begin... I am a budding writer.


Welcome to my world. I hope what you read here makes sense, inspires you, and connects you to the world my family lives in. 


This world we live in is overwhelming--but in the best way possible! Because. Of. God. I recently saw a quote by the beloved, Joanna Gaines (who, with her fun-loving husband, Chip, catapulted Waco, TX into a tourist destination within the last decade). Of her family's meteoric rise to influencer-superstardom, Joanna said, "If I had planned my life, it never would have ended up like this. So maybe it's kind of fun not to plan. Maybe it's more fun to just see where life takes you."


So here I am--sort of not planning, and letting me see where life (and more particularly, God) takes me. That said, I'd love it if you join my little family on our journey. We will certainly make room for you.


CQ: How has life hijacked your plans?

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